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Who is attending Nelson Mandela memorial service?

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Nelson Mandela memorial service is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in generations.

Tens of thousands of mourners and almost 100 foreign leaders attended the event at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg.

World leaders attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service:

– US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as well as former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter

– UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor Kofi Annan.

– UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

– French President Francois Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy

– German President Joachim Gauck

– Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe

– Cuban President Raul Castro

– Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

– Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

Nelson Mandela memorial service is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in generations

Nelson Mandela memorial service is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in generations

– Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba


– Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao

– President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas

– Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

– Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

– Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Prince Felipe

– Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

– Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta

– Afghan President Hamid Karzai

– Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain

– Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa

– The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans

– Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Prime Minister Erna Solberg

– European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Union Council President Herman Van Rompuy

– Top Vatican official Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana

– British entrepreneur Richard Branson

– US talk show host Oprah Winfrey

– U2 singer and activist Bono

– Musician Peter Gabriel, who brought the idea of The Elders – a group of former leaders – to Nelson Mandela

– British Model Naomi Campbell

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