Thank You, Our Gideon. Thank You, Our David. Our great courageous man. We will not forget you.
"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.

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.

Madiba’s ‘long walk to freedom’ gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity. Now that his long walk has ended, the example he set for all humanity lives on.
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.Read more on DipNote at http://go.usa.gov/WurB

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.

Read more on DipNote at http://go.usa.gov/WurB

Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.
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 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]

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]

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in South Africa

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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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