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German politicians reacted with shock and dismay to the death of Nelson Mandela. The South African ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be forever linked with the struggle against apartheid.
South Africans have been mourning the death of their first black president, describing his demise as a great and sad loss for South Africa and the rest of the world.
Nelson Mandela may have been a global figure with a global message - the key to freedom is perseverance tempered by tolerance - but Africans resolutely claim him as one of their own.
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