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CHINA - SOUTH AFRICA
Chinese media told not to use Mandela funeral to talk about democracy or the Dalai Lama
China's Propaganda Department tells media to toe the line: no references to democracy, human rights, the relationship of the late leader to the Dalai Lama or the government of Taiwan. Any hint would be "deleted immediately".
06/12/2013 SOUTH AFRICA
Nelson Mandela, a life of commitment and passion (timeline)
Three marriages, two degrees, a Nobel Prize and more than 27 years in prison. The life of the first leader of South Africa free from apartheid.
06/12/2013 ASIA- SOUTH AFRICA
The world bows down to Nelson Mandela
The South African leader passed away last night at the age of 95. He was the first black president of his country. Tributes of Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk : He taught a divided nation to live together. Also from Nobel Peace Laureates Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Even China calls him "friend", although many of Mandela petitions for Tibet and dissidents have been ignored .
06/12/2013 CHINA - SOUTH AFRICA
The Bishop of Shanghai, under house arrest, prays for Mandela and recalls his fight for freedom
Bishop Ma Daqin has been under house arrest in Sheshan Seminary since July of 2012 when, shortly after his ordination, he resigned from the Patriotic Association. On his microblog, he invites prayers for the deceased South African leader and cites three sentences, symbolic of his struggle: freedom is indivisible, faith is sometimes persecuted, oppressor and oppressed are both in chains.
16/12/2013 SRI LANKA - SOUTH AFRICA
Sri Lankan religious leaders say they learnt forgiveness and reconciliation from Mandela
The former British colony marks the passing of the anti-apartheid leader with a special event organised by an interfaith organisation at the South African High Commission in Colombo. Buddhist, Catholic, Christian and Hindu leaders offer a special prayer for the late president.
10/12/2013 INDIA - SOUTH AFRICA
Card. Gracias: We must learn from Mandela , champion of freedom, democracy and equality
The Archbishop of Mumbai and president of the Catholic Bishops paints a portrait of the South African leader " icon of peace and reconciliation." Today, Heads of State and dignitaries from around the world participate in the celebrations in honor of Nelson Mandela. Card. Gracias recalls 27 years in prison lived "with great courage and dignity, never ceasing to pursue the values of peace, love and reconciliation."
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