Tag: Nelson Mandela

Read LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013

LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013 Based on Site Interest and Traffic. 1. Zimmerman Trial 2. Boston Marathon Bombing 3. NSA & Edward Snowden 4. Jodi Arias Trial 5. Ohio Kidnapping Rescue 6. Nelson Mandela 7. Toronto Cracked Mayor Rob Ford 8. GOP Government Shutdown 9. Obamacare ACA Rollout 10.Pope Francis What…

SNL’s ‘President Obama’ Addresses Multiple Nelson Mandela Memorial Controversies With Some Help Of The Fake Interpreter

On this week’s Saturday Night Live, Jay Pharoah‘s President Obama character appeared in the cold open to quickly dispose of the trio of distracting controversies that arose at this week’s Nelson Mandela memorial, then give a talk about health care. Unfortunately, the untethered sign language interpreter swooped in to “translate,” followed by “selfiegate” instigator and…

‘No selfie respect’: Tabloids descend on Obama as photographer says memorial picture ‘lied’

Tabloids lined up Wednesday to mock and condemn President Barack Obama’s selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial as a photographers who captured the moment directly contradicted the papers’ conclusions. “[P]hotos can lie,” AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt wrote. “All around me in the stadium, South Africans were dancing, singing and laughing…

Obama shakes hands with Raúl Castro for first time at Mandela memorial

Barack Obama celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela with his own gesture of reconciliation at Tuesday’s memorial ceremony in Soweto: a historic handshake with Cuban leader Raúl Castro. It was the first such greeting in public involving a president of the United States since the Cuban revolution, although Bill Clinton shook hands in private with…

South Africa, world leaders remember Nelson Mandela

World leaders and family members will honor the life and legacy of late South African President Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg. The planned speakers include U.S. President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and South African President Jacob Zuma.

Nelson Mandela Funeral & Remeberance Schedule This Week on LNC

Huge crowds and a who’s who of world leaders are expected to attend services honouring the late South African president Nelson Mandela. Officially-sanctioned services begin Tuesday (tomorrow at 4am EST) and culminate with a funeral in Mandela’s hometown next Sunday. Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of how the memorial events will unfold over the next week.…

Bill O’Reilly On Nelson Mandela: He Was A Great Man, But He Was A Communist (Video)

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly remembered South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on his Thursday night show by calling him a communist. O’Reilly spoke with former presidential candidate Rick Santorum on the “O’Reilly Factor” about the fate of the Repulican party. “Ideology has to really leave the building next year and in 2016 or we’re…

Iconic Leader Nelson Mandela – Dead at 95

Nelson Mandela is Dead. At the London premiere last night of the new film on Mandela, it was announced over the closing credits that he’d died. Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95, according to South African President Jacob Zuma. His death marks the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa…

Malala Yousafzai to become Canada’s sixth honorary citizen, joining Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama

Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt, will be made an honorary Canadian citizen. A senior government source confirms that Wednesday’s throne speech will confer the honour on the 16-year-old international figure. Yousafzai was shot in the head in her native Pakistan by the Taliban in October,…

Nelson Mandela Making ‘Remarkable Progress’ In Hospital

Nelson Mandela’s daughter tells Sky News he is making “remarkable progress” in hospital on the eve of his 95th birthday. In an exclusive interview conducted in the home of the former South African president’s second wife Winnie, Zindzi Mandela says he is communicating with his eyes and hand. She revealed he is also watching television…

Obama Meets With South African Pres. Zuma, Mandela’s Family

President Obama continued his tour of Africa Saturday with his second stop in South Africa where he met with ailing icon Nelson Mandela’s family and also held meetings with current South African President Jacob Zuma. Obama honored Mandela during his meeting with Zuma, saying: “The struggle here against apartheid for freedom, Madiba’s moral courage, this…

Celebrated Nigerian Author Chinua Achebe Dies

Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, whose 1958 novel “Things Fall Apart” addressed colonialism on African society, has died. Achebe’s breakthrough novel focused on the clash between Western and traditional values. It told the story of colonialism for the first time from an African perspective, and has sold more than 10 million copies and been…