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Nelson Mandela funeral: Barack and Michelle Obama to attend memorial service on Tuesday

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Barack and Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

The memorial service on Tuesday, December 10, is part of a week of official observances that will culminate in a state funeral a week from Sunday.

Barack Obama will travel to South Africa to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Barack Obama will travel to South Africa to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

The official events honoring Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, December 5, at the age of 95, begin on Sunday, when the government will observe a national day of prayer and reflection.

On Sunday, December 15, a funeral service and interment ceremony will take place at Nelson Mandela’s home and final resting place at Qunu in the Eastern Cape.