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2009-04-27 07:30:00

President Clinton supports global tribute to inspire people to mirror Mandela's values NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are calling on people around the world to support the creation of an official Mandela Day, to be held annually on July 18, Mr. Mandela's birthday. This celebration of Nelson Mandela's life will serve as a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them...

2008-07-23 15:00:57

By Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Jul. 23--The life of Nelson Mandela--marked by tragic injustice and transcendent heroism--may be too vast a subject to be encompassed by a single musical composition. But that did not stop Chicago composer-trumpeter Orbert Davis from attempting the Herculean task. Davis' symphonic suite "Hope in Action," which received its world premiere Monday evening in Millennium Park, dared to trace the arc of Mandela's extraordinary journey, from birth to...

2008-07-18 15:00:06

By Alan Roden City THE South African flag was flying from the City Chambers today as a series of events to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday got under way across the Capital. A special flowerbed showing the South African flag with the logo for Mr Mandela's Aids charity 46664 - his old prison number - has been planted in east Princes Street Gardens to mark the occasion. And at the Boyzone concert at Edinburgh Castle tonight, fans of the Irish pop stars may be asked to join them...

2008-07-18 09:00:11

By Celean Jacobson Associated Press QUNU, South Africa -- Gardeners mowed the lawn outside the tiny museum honoring local hero Nelson Mandela on Thursday, while a work crew laid new tarmac on the road outside his house and a school choir rehearsed a song they created especially for him. The anti-apartheid icon planned to spend his 90th birthday Friday at home in the southeastern village of Qunu with his family, and the whole village is celebrating. "We are very excited," school principal...

2006-07-17 14:02:17

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela said on Monday he "never imagined" reaching the age of 88 as he received one of his first birthday presents -- a shipment of rum and cigars from Cuban President Fidel Castro. As well wishes poured in ahead of the anti-apartheid icon's birthday on Tuesday, Mandela held a private party with the staff of his foundation and blew out candles on a giant birthday cake. "In my younger days I never imagined that such an occasion would...

2006-07-05 20:11:34

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A new biography of Nelson Mandela explores his iconic global appeal and traces his conciliatory political style to a patrician birth and childhood shielded from the indignities of South African racism. "Mandela: A Critical Life," by political analyst Tom Lodge, may raise a few eyebrows for its human portrayal and occasional gentle criticism of a man whom many regard as a secular saint. However, as humility is one of Mandela's endearing traits,...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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