Obama to Visit Mandela’s Former Island Prison

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Robben Island in South Africa Sunday, the prison where former president Nelson Mandela spent nearly 20 years for fighting to overturn the country’s apartheid regime.
 
Obama has met with relatives of Mandela, who has been in a Pretoria hospital for three weeks, suffering from lung disease. President Obama has no plans to visit the anti-apartheid icon, but says his moral courage and South Africa’s transformation to democracy has been an …

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