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Nelson Mandela funeral: President Obama's full speech

US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a huge memorial service in Johannesburg's FNB stadium.

Mr Obama said it took "a man like Madiba not just to free the prisoner but the jailer as well".

He also praised Mr Mandela's commitment to democracy and willingness to step down from power after just one term.

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery - The White House

  • 10 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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