Nelson Mandela, the South African freedom fighter and a global icon was buried this past Sunday (12/15/2013). His memorial service and funeral saw the largest number of current and former heads of state and government ever to assemble in Africa – over 100 of the world’s leaders attended, making his funeral one of the largest events in history.
Mandela’s life and death have many important implications for both Africa and the world. During the Memorial Service and the Funeral, both President Obama (USA) and President Banda of Malawi, respectively, urged and challenged world leaders to follow Mandela’s footsteps in terms of leadership, governance, humility and care for the poor, the oppressed and exploited peoples of the world. Broadcast on Dec 21, 2013.
- Cordell Cleare, the Chief of Staff in Senator Bill Perkins' Office
- Serusha Govender, an Award winning freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster based in New York and Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Mohamed Keita, an Africa Advocacy Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) based here in New York
- Raymond Yeldidong Bayor, a Ghanaian studying journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
- Wuyi Jacobs
- Tseliso Thipanyane.