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Barack Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Nelson Mandela’s birth

South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader.

Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela

1952: Mandela led a campaign of defiance against the apartheid system, installed four years earlier. He and Oliver Tambo open the first black law firm in Johannesburg.

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Minimum wage: Muhammadu Buhari meets with state governors

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