Report: Obama Expected To Attend Mandela’s Funeral In South Africa

AP

President Barack Obama is expected to attend memorial services for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, according to a White House official.

The international civil rights icon, who died Thursday at the age of 95, will receive a 12-day state funeral expected to draw most of the world’s leaders and dignitaries.

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