|—||"His Day is Done" by Maya Angelou, a tribute poem for Nelson Mandela|
Watch President Obama’s remarks today at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. You can read his full remarks here.
"His Day is Done", a tribute poem for Nelson Mandela by Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people
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President Obama has directed all U.S. diplomatic missions to fly the American flag at half-staff in honor of President Mandela. You can read the Presidential Proclamation at go.usa.gov/Wume.
|—||Secretary Kerry, December 5, 2013|
President Obama: Madiba transformed South Africa — and moved all of us. His journey from a prisoner to a President embodied the promise that human beings — and countries — can change for the better.
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|—||President Obama, December 5, 2013|
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during a break at the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with AU Chair-Designate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 7, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
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On August 6, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to South Africa, where she met with former South African President Nelson Mandela and participated in theU.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit. In Johannesburg on August 7, Secretary Clinton held a bilateral meeting with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and participated in the U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue.
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