Nelson Mandela Day: African Leaders yet to Emulate his Legacy

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Today Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, marked every 18th of July, his birthday.

The first UN Mandela Day took place on July 18, 2010, after the United Nations formally declared the day in November 2009. The theme of International Nelson Mandela Day for the year 2023 is: “The legacy lives on through you: Climate, food, and Solidarity”.

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first president from 1994 to 1999.

He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

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