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Mandela Suffered The Most So He Could Ask The Most, Says Ambassador

The world is reacting to news that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa's Ambassador to the United States, met Mandela in prison and he's been inspired by him ever since. Rasool speaks to host Michel Martin about Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.
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Near Mandela's Soweto Home, A Gathering Of Mourners

NPR's Gregory Warner speaks with Renee Montagne about the scene near the family home of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, where people are gathered to mourn the former president's life.
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Paneer Pizza: Domino's Sees India Becoming Second-Largest Market

India is poised to supplant Britain as the chain's largest market outside the U.S., Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle says. The company's Indian menu emphasizes vegetarian options and boosts the food's spiciness.
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Songwriter Clegg On Mandela, South Africans' 'Bridge'

Renee Montagne talks to South African musician Johnny Clegg about his relationship with Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95. Clegg says his banned 1980s song that named Mandela and became an anthem came to him one day when he woke to gunshots and wondered "who can bridge you and me, every South African."
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For Much Of His Life, Mandela Was A Controversial Figure

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is universally admired but there was a time when he was caught up in controversy. Steve Inskeep talks to Bill Keller, a columnist for The New York Times, about Mandela's controversial past.
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A Mix Of Joy, Sadness: South Africans Mourn, Celebrate Mandela

At home and abroad, mourners remembered Nelson Mandela as the father of South Africa. In front of his home in Johannesburg, hundreds gathered to sing in praise of the departed anti-apartheid leader.
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De Klerk On Mandela's 'Remarkable Lack Of Bitterness'

South Africa's last white-minority president was F.W. De Klerk. He and Nelson Mandela shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for engineering the peaceful transition of South Africa out of white minority rule.
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Africans Saddened By News Of Mandela's Death

Tributes to Nelson Mandela have been pouring in from all over the world. South Africans are mourning the loss of the symbolic anti-apartheid leader. His leadership and legacy affected the entire African continent.
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Renee Montagne Reflects On Covering Mandela

Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison in 1990. Steve Inskeep talks to Renee Montagne about her time covering South Africa in the early 1990s.
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Why Music Played An Important Role In Mandela's Life

Morning Edition reports on the music that sustained Nelson Mandela and other members of the anti-apartheid movement while they were in a South African prison. Many of them were huge reggae fans.

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