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DEC 06, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles

The measure of his influence was in the varied and immediate outpouring Friday from people around the globe in response to his death. Several African countries declared three days of mourning, and traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange stood quiet for a minute before the market opened. In Gambia, for instance, intellectuals and public servants quietly wondered if the death of the South African icon would serve as a wakeup call to President Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled his West African nation with an iron fist, accused of imprisoning, torturing and killing his opponents, ... Read More

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