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Come Monday at noon, that number has risen to 91 sitting heads of state, including 10 former heads of state. Additionally, royalty (kings, queens, princes, princesses), reps of UN, EU, Commonwealth, World Bank, IMF, AU, the Pope’s representative are lining up to attend what many consider the largest funeral in history. eNCA will bring you the full list as soon as we have it.
African heads of state attending include: President J Kikwete from Tanzania, President Joseph Kabila from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, President H Pohamba from Namibia, President M Sall from Senegal, President Allessane Ouattara from Cote d’Ivoire, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, President Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe, Congolese president Dennis Sassou-Nguesso, President John Dramani from Ghana and President Ali Bongo from Gabon.
From South America, attendees will include President Nicolus Maduro Moros from Venezuela and President Dilma Rousseff from Brazil along with four former presidents of the country.
From the Caribbean, Prime Minister Perry Christie from the Bahamas will attend, as will President Donad Ramotar from Guyana, Haitian President Michael Martelly and Jamaican president Portia Miller.
Asian representation will include President Pranab Mukherjee from India and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
President Francois Hollande from France, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon and the European Union’s two presidents will also attend the proceedings.
American president President Barack Obama would be in attendance along with former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.
Other high profile guests include musician Bono, television talk show host Oprah Winfrey, businessman Richard Branson, top model Naomi Campbell, Prince Charles and Prince Harry.
...US President Barack Obama and his entourage have again booked out the Radisson Blu hotel in Sandton so the American first family can attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral on December 15.
The source said Obama’s security staff stripped and removed all fittings in the penthouse, including the carpet and pictures on the walls, then moved to the bathroom where they replaced the toilet seats and bathtub.
“They also replaced our bulletproof window with their own.”
Wish I was there this week. You have a front-row seat to some very interesting learning-curve experiences, so please get out into the streets and take in the atmosphere for all of us.edit on 9-12-2013 by Aleister because: (no reason given)
reply to post by roadgravel
In your eyes..a republican would have been showing respect..but Obama...how dare he waste tax payers money..
I wonder has there ever been a successful black person or any colored person for that matter, who has not been put through the ringer from the right.
You know their motto.."successful colored person..let's dig up some dirt"
"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think"
This is awesome... really... specially for a terrorist.