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Former US President Barack Obama, right, with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa standing behind the Soweto Gospel Choir - Getty Images

Barack Obama warns of strange, uncertain times in Nelson Mandela tribute

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn of “strange and uncertain times”, a day after Donald Trump refused to challenge Vladimir Putin over interference in US elections.
In celebration of the centenary of former President Nelson Mandela, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) launched its first commemorative banknote series at Freedom Park on Friday morning.

South Africa launches notes, coins for 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth

South Africa on Friday launched a set of limited edition bank notes and gold coins to mark the 100th anniversary on July 18 of the birth of Nelson Mandela.

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