Norton Moffatt was invited by the U.
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Embassy to visit Addis Ababa in January to not only serve as a judge for the art competition, but also conduct a series of programs for local artists, art students, museum officials and curators. Enjoy a slideshow of all entries to the art contest below, courtesy of the U. Embassy and all artists who took part:. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.
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Others simply shielded their heads with inaugural programs as the hot sun burned off the morning mist and the 11 a.
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The crowd interrupted Mandela several times with applause. But the cheers were loudest when he spoke most dramatically.
He singled out for praise the last white president, Frederik W. The result, after four years, has been universal suffrage elections and multi-party democracy in a former police state. Both were sworn in before Mandela. De Klerk chose Afrikaans, the language of his forebears, while Mbeki used English. The three men, plus the wives of De Klerk and Mbeki, stood in what appeared to be a giant shower stall.
Constructed of thick bulletproof glass, the enclosure made the group look like a diorama in a natural history museum. The two men met together with Mandela on Monday. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who was attending the inauguration in happy violation of protocol, heaped praise on Mandela in a speech of introduction at the official lunch.
When it was his turn, Mandela spoke with emotion of an unlikely trio of old friends whom he had invited as special VIPs to the inauguration: his former jailers. South African President Nelson Mandela has pressing problems to tackle when the euphoria of election victory ends. About Us. Brand Publishing.
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Real Estate. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. A multiracial sea of supporters weep and hug as the government is finally handed over to the black majority.