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APR 12, 2014 - The Guardian

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When Doris Lessing rescued me

In an address at Doris Lessing's memorial service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Jenny Diski recalled how as a teenager she went to live with the author, who taught her invaluable lessons about becoming a writerThe last time I was in St Martin-in-the-Fields was with Doris Lessing, in June 1964. We were at an all-night vigil for Nelson Mandela and the others ...

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APR 08, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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South Africa: Nelson Mandela International Day Launched

South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday officially launched the Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton. Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late Mandela’s birthday on July 18, Mandela Day was formally recognised by the UN General Assembly in 2009, and today represents […]

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APR 08, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Britain hosts first state visit of Irish president

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - President Michael Higgins became the first Irish head of state on Tuesday to make a state visit to Britain, crowning a big improvement in historically fraught relations between Dublin and its former colonial master. Clashes over British-ruled Northern Ireland saw more than 3,600 killed from the 1960s onward until a 1998 peace deal largely ...

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APR 04, 2014 - Washington Times

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford votes 'no' on honoring Olympians, Mandela — then blames his sore back

Rob Ford, Toronto's now infamous mayor, has done it again: He cast the sole "no" votes at a City Council meeting to congratulate Olympian athletes and to name a street in honor of Nelson Mandela — and after outrage, tried to blame it on his sore back. "We all make ...

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APR 03, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Mandela's former aide to publish memoirs

The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa's late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela's private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate's side. "Good Morning, Mr Mandela," to be ...

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