360° Coverage : Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

11 Updates

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Dec 6 2013, 7:10pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be held in honour of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday.

Washington, Dec 7 — US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be held in honour of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday. First lady...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

38 weeks ago

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Dec 6 2013, 7:10pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be held in honour of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday.

Washington, Dec 7 — US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be held in honour of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday.

First lady Michelle Obama will accompany the president during his trip to pay respects to the memory of Mandela and to participate in memorial events, Xinhua reported citing spokesperson Jay Carney in a statement.

Carney, however, did not say whether Obama would attend a large memorial service Dec 10 or a private burial service Dec 15, or both, the USA Today reported. "We'll have further updates on timing and logistics as they become available," Carney said.

At least two former presidents -- George W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- will also fly to South Africa next week for Mandela memorials.

Mandela, an anti-apartheid icon and first black president of South Africa (1994 to 1999), died of illness Thursday at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95.

South African President Jacob Zuma announced Friday a period of mourning for Mandela, with a state funeral and burial slated for Dec 15.

On Thursday, a saddened Obama mourned the death of Mandela, his "personal hero", saying "He achieved more than could be expected of any man."

In a proclamation signed later that day, Obama ordered an immediate lowering of flags for Mandela at the White House, upon all public buildings, at all military posts and foreign missions until sunset of next Monday.

As the first black president in US history, Obama could never meet Mandela face-to-face. When he visited South Africa in June, the anti-apartheid icon was hospitalised with a recurring lung infection.

Obama and his family visited a jail cell instead on Robben Island where Mandela was held for 18 of his 27 years in captivity during South Africa's apartheid era.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

4 hours ago

Breitbart's Sonnie Johnson 'Changes the Game'

Sep 2 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Over the last four years, I've traveled all over the country and spoken with thousands of patriots. I've met new friends and built partnerships that will last a lifetime. I've learned policy, procedure, and principles. It's been a great ride. What I haven’t seen is any substantial success with respect to conservative outreach to the black community. The inner cities of America are pimped by the Democrats and ignored by the Republicans. Every election cycle, a ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
10

5 days ago

Gaza as Seen by a Progressive Zionist

Aug 28 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

As a progressive (or "liberal" as I grew up calling myself), I've been troubled by the divide I've seen in the progressive community over the Israeli-Hamas conflict. While there are many good progressives on the national scene who, as I do, support Israel enthusiastically, I have also seen the unmistakable strain of anti-Israeli sentiment on the part of progressives I know, read, or interact with on social media. To me, much of what I've hear ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Ferguson protesters invoke Che – oh, the irony!

Aug 26 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: WND

By Humberto Fontova When a comedian’s “brilliant” witticism bombs he’ll often complain to the “dumb” audience that: “The irony is lost on you people!” In this spirit of “lost irony” I give you (pro) Michael-Brown protesters wearing Che Guevara T-Shirts at Ferguson demonstrations. Why “lost irony,” some readers might ask? “Don’t Shoot!” is the Ferguson demonstrator slogan/chant, right? Well, upon his very first (and very brief) experience wi ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Beloit Mindset List Reminds Us How College Freshmen View The World

Aug 26 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018: --- Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1996. For these students, Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan and Tiny Tim have always been dead. --- 1. During their initial weeks of kindergarten, they were upset by endlessly repeated ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

Former South African President Calls for Boycott of Israel

Aug 12 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Big Government

South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki has called for a boycott of Israeli goods to show solidarity with Palestinians. The public should mobilise against Israel so that it "does pay a price for the position that it is taking", Mr Mbeki said in the capital, Pretoria. About 2,000 people, mostly Palestinians, have died in the conflict in Gaza since July. Most South Africans have historically supported the Palestini ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Obama, African Leaders Confront Continent's Crises

Aug 6 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on African nations Wednesday to forcefully tackle health crises, security challenges and government corruption that could stymie the continent's economic progress, as he concluded an unprecedented summit. The summit, aimed in part at cultivating an Obama legacy on a continent where his family ties run deep, also marked a rare return to Washington for former President George W. Bush, who launched a $15 billion HIV/AIDS initiative while ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Obama Toasts 'New Africa,' Highlights Ties to Continent

Aug 6 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: Big Government

President Obama toasted the "New Africa" and highlighted his African heritage to the dozens of leaders from the continent convened in Washington, D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Summit at a White House dinner Tuesday night. “I stand before you as the President of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa,” he said. “The blood of Africa runs through our family. And so for us, the bonds between our ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

EXCLUSIVE: Labour Press Officer Speaks out About Defection to UKIP

Aug 6 2014 5:35am CDT | Source: Big Government

A little while ago, I took a giant step forward and joined UKIP: the ‘people’s army’. Was I right? There are now around forty thousand of us members. But my own journey was a little different. For a small part of my professional career, a decade ago, I’d served as a Labour Party Press Officer working closely on a daily routine with Cabinet ministers and ambitious special advisers, including Ed Balls and Ed and Davi ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
2

4 weeks ago

American Media Biased Coverage of the Crisis in Gaza

Aug 1 2014 4:29pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

As a Palestinian living in the United States, I must say that the reporting of Fox News and CNN has no connection to the reality that Palestinians know only too well. Their coverage is unfair and fails to convey the whole truth of what is transpiring there. I have intensively followed the news since the abduction of the three Israeli teens on June 12, and it has become abundantly clear to me, and to many others, that the mainstream me ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

5 weeks ago

The Gaza War and Anti-Semitism

Jul 29 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

I keep reading outraged comments from Jewish organizations and media condemning those (like me) who believe and say that the Gaza war is resulting in a spike in anti-Semitism. (They agree that incidents of anti-Semitism are increasing but reject the idea that it has anything to do with Israeli actions.) Their argument makes no sense. It goes like this. Anti-Semitism is not caused by anything. It is innate, a poison that lives in t ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian-born scientist wins prestigious US award
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) India-born scientist Dr Thomas John Colacot has won the American Chemical Society's ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field.
 
 
Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) As the beheading of a second American journalist by the Islamic State (IS) terror group sent shock waves through the nation, US President Barack Obama authorised 350 additional troops be deployed to Iraq
 
 
US warplanes drop leaflets on Iraqi city
Baghdad, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) US warplanes Tuesday dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, urging residents to keep clear of places occupied by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group that overran the city in June.
 
 
Mali mine blast kills four UN peacekeepers
Bamako, Sep 3 (IANS) Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 15 others injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in Mali Tuesday, security sources said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Indian-born scientist wins prestigious US award
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) India-born scientist Dr Thomas John Colacot has won the American Chemical Society's ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field. Colacot, who studied at St Berchman'...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) As the beheading of a second American journalist by the Islamic State (IS) terror group sent shock waves through the nation, US President Barack Obama authorised 350 additional troops be...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Suge Knight knows who shot him
Suge Knight says he knows who shot him at Chris Brown's party last month. The 49-year-old music producer, who was shot six times at the 'Loyal' hitmaker's pre-bash for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) at 1Oak nightclub...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Claire Danes says motherhood is challenging
Claire Danes admits she sometimes resents being a mother. The 'Homeland' actress, who has a 21-month-old son, Cyrus, with husband Hugh Dancy, also says marriage is hard, but insists she is besotted with both of the men...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
China's yuan weakens
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, retreated 13 basis points to 6.1697 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said. In China's foreign exchange...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Miltos Yerolemou joins 'Star Wars Episode VII' cast
Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Miltos Yerolemou, who was seen as swordsman Syrio Forel in TV show "Game of Thrones", joins the cast of "Star Wars Episode VII". Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill return as Han...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
No link between Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, DRC : WHO
Geneva, Sep 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation Tuesday said the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is "a distinct and independent event", with no relationship to the epidemic in West Africa. Based on...
Read more on Business Balla
 
US warplanes drop leaflets on Iraqi city
Baghdad, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) US warplanes Tuesday dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, urging residents to keep clear of places occupied by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group that overran...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US CDC calls for global response against Ebola
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) The head of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday warned of the risk that the Ebola outbreak could get out of control without a greater worldwide response. "This is...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Don't have a perfect body: Charlize Theron
Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron says she doesn't have an ideal figure, but is happy with the way her body looks. The actress features on the cover of Modern Luxury's September 2014 issue and looks...
Read more on Celebrity Balla