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    Mandela, Obama's inspiration, a trailblazer for freedom...

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Nelson Mandela is respected and loved far and wide, well beyond South Africa's borders, to a degree only ever enjoyed by a handful of leaders. His perseverance in the face of historic difficulties has been a source of inspiration, not least for Barack Obama.

    On Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, the US president paid Mandela homage and underscored that his legacy was for posterity.