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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...

2006-02-16 13:19:01

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A South African man was jailed for life on Thursday for raping an AIDS activist and beating her to death after she told him she was HIV positive. Lorna Mlosana, a trainee educator with the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), South Africa's largest AIDS lobby group, was raped in the outside toilet of a bar in Khayelitsha township, near Cape Town, in December 2003. Her attacker, Ncedile Ntumbukane, then beat her to death in fury when she revealed she had HIV....

2005-07-18 06:06:09

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday on Monday, lighting a special torch in his apartheid prison cell as part of a new nationwide drive to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. The torch was lit just after midnight on Robben Island, the former apartheid prison off Cape Town where Mandela spent almost two decades for seeking to end white rule and bring democracy to the country. Organizers say the torch, brought back to Cape Town in a blaze of fireworks,...

2005-07-17 03:03:24

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela turns 87 on Monday, an increasingly fragile icon whose moral message nevertheless grows louder with each passing year. Unlike earlier birthdays, which saw the Nobel laureate party with film stars, royalty and adoring children, this anniversary will spotlight Mandela's political legacy rather than his celebrity allure, officials say. Nelson Mandela Foundation officials and associates say the focus is firmly on ensuring...


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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