World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met her friend and former South African President Nelson Mandela at his country home on Monday, taking a break from her multi-nation trade and security tour through Africa.
Mandela, in failing health, has only seen a few visitors outside his family in recent years. He met Hillary's husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton last month for the 94th birthday of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Hillary Clinton was greeted at the salmon-coloured house set amid rolling hills by Mandela's wife Graca Machel.
Mandela's single term as president from 1994 to 1999 came during the Clinton presidency, with Mandela and the Clintons meeting often during the period.
Hillary Clinton, then first lady, was one of the leaders of the U.S. delegation for Mandela's inauguration asSouth Africa's first democratically elected president, calling it a "milestone of the 20th century".
"I was on the verge of tears the whole time," she said just after the event in 1994.
A few months later, the Clintons welcomed Mandela with a state dinner at the White House.
In 1995, Mandela showed Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea his tiny prison cell on Robben Island where he spent most of his 27 years in jail for trying to bring down the white-minority apartheid regime.
Mandela's last major public appearance was at the 2010 World Cup soccer final in Johannesburg. He has spent almost all his time since then at his homes in Johannesburg and in the Eastern Cape town of Qunu, near where he was born.
Defense team member Jim Harrington disclosed at the hearing on Monday that agents had tried to recruit a defense security officer as a spy earlier this month.
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Jordanian security quickly seized the television cameras covering the event to prevent footage of the incident from being broadcast.
Hague's comments, released in advance by his office, come after Russia declared Ukraine to be on the verge of civil war and as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way.
South Korean man confessed to "covering the child's nose and mouth with his hand," more than a month ago, killing him so that he could go to an Internet cafe
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Works Minister John Magufuli called on bus passengers and owners to exercise patience, describing the floods as a "national disaster."