WAMU 88.5 : News

Books Of Condolences For Mandela At South African Embassy, Smithsonian

The statue of Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C. is the site of a makeshift memorial for the leader.
WAMU/Armando Trull
The statue of Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C. is the site of a makeshift memorial for the leader.

In the wake of Nelson Mandela's passing on Thursday, books of condolences are being placed at two sites in Washington, where the public is encouraged to leave messages for the legendary South African leader.

One book will be located at the South African Embassy, 3051 Massachusetts Ave. NW, and will be open daily for signing from today through Tuesday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 7 and 8 p.m. The embassy, which is currently undergoing renovations, is the site of a statue of Mandela that was unveiled in September.

Another book will be placed at the National Museum of African Art, and will be on display during regular visiting hours for a week starting today. The museum says visitors may also post messages on the museum's website or its Facebook page.

NPR

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
NPR

5 Things To Know About President Obama's Budget

This is Obama's last chance to give Congress his full policy wish list in budget form.
WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.