11 Dec 2013

Obama and the Danish Prime Minister share a joke during the memorial service as the First Lady looks on unimpressed
Moja ya picha zinazomwonyesha Rais Barack Obama 'akiwa karibu' na Waziri Mkuu wa Denmark, Helle-Thorning Schmidt,  huku mke wa Obama, Michelle,  akionekana kama asiye na furaha

  Selfie: David Cameron and Barack Obama took a picture of themselves alongside Denmark's prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt
Obama, Waziri Mkuu wa Uingereza David Cameron na mwanamama Schmidt wakipata 'selfie' huku Michelle akionekana hana furaha

President Barack Obama and Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt talked closely to each other throughout the ceremony
Mrs Thorning-Schmidt then points out something of interest in the order of service

They then share a joke during the poignant memorial to Nelson Mandela
Obama na mwanamama Schmidt wakiwa wenye furaha tele, huku Michelle akionekana 'hana amani.'

Prominent role: U.S. President Barack Obama, who will deliver a eulogy at the service, is joined by First Lady Michelle (right)

'Abiria chunga mzigo wako...'

Cheers: When America's first couple flashed up on screen the crowd roared their approval of the U.S.'s first black President
Uwanja ulilipuka kwa chereko baada ya screens za uwanjani kumwonyesha Obama na mkewe baada ya kuchelewa kuwasili

Eulogy: U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he delivers his speech at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

Eulogy: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB soccer stadium in Johannesburg


To the people of South Africa - people of every race and walk of life - the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. 

Born during World War I, far from the corridors of power, a boy raised herding cattle and tutored by elders of his Thembu tribe - Madiba would emerge as the last great liberator of the 20th century. 

He was not a bust made of marble; he was a man of flesh and blood - a son and husband, a father and a friend. 

Mandela showed us the power of action; of taking risks on behalf of our ideals. 

Mandela understood the ties that bind the human spirit. There is a word in South Africa - 'Ubuntu' - that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us.

It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the gaoler as well; to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you; to teach that reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a cruel past, but a means of confronting it with inclusion, generosity and truth. He changed laws, but also hearts.

There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality. There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba’s struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. And there are too many of us who stand on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism when our voices must be heard.

We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. But let me say to the young people of Africa, and young people around the world - you can make his life’s work your own. Over thirty years ago, while still a student, I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land. It stirred something in me. It woke me up to my responsibilities - to others, and to myself - and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better.

Rare display of unity: President Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro in spite of the animosity between them
Tukio la kihistoria: Obama akisalimiana na Rais wa Cuba, Raul Castro

Two very different receptions: Mr Obama, who was greeted with prolonged applause, embraces South African president Jacob Zuma, who was loudly booed
Obama akim-hug Rais Jacob Zuma wa Afrika Kusini hukunKatibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa, Ban Ki Moon (kushoto) akiangalia

Wet, but well received: President Barrack Obama greets members of the crowd in the pouring rain after making his speech
Licha ya mvua, Obama aliweza kuwasalimia wananchi waliokuwa na shauku nae

Homage: Obama paid an emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, thanking the people of South Africa for 'sharing' their former president with the world
Obama na walinzi wake

Leaving: Mr Obama waves to the camera as he walks out of the ceremony with the First Lady
Obama akiwapungia mkono wanahabari

Fitting setting: A general view of the arena which was the location of Mr Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after he was released from prison in 1990
Mwonekano wa uwanja wa FNB yalipofanyika maombolezo ya kumuaga Mandela

'His triumph was your triumph': President Barrack Obama is shown on a big screen as he delivers his eulogy to flag-waving and umbrella-holding mourners
Screen kubwa ikimwonyesha Obama wakati anahutubia

Mutual respect: President Obama speaks to Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel during the memorial service

Giving his condolences: President Obama kisses Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel during the memorial service
Obama akitoa pole kwa mjane wa Mandela, Graca Machel

Leaders: Tony Abbott, John Key and David Cameron, prime ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Britain respectively, at the service
Waziri Mkuu wa Uingereza David Cameron (kulia) akiongea na Mawaziri Wakuu wa Australia, Tony Abbot (kushoto) na New Zealand, John Key

Arrival: Mr Cameron, Mr Clegg and John Major walking in to the FNB Stadium this morning
Waziri Mkuu wa Uingereza David Cameron, Naibu Waziri Mkuu, Nick Clegg, na Waziri Mkuu wa zamani, Sir John Major, wakiwasili

Support: Gordon Brown, who paid tribute to Mandela in the Commons yesterday, with his wife Sarah and George W. Bush
Rais wa zamani wa Marekani, George W Bush akiongea na Waziri Mkuubwa zamani wa Uingereza Gordon Brown na mkewe Sarah

Sombre occasion: Members of Nelson Mandela's family take their seats amid heavy rain ahead of his memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg
Familia ya Mandela

Embarrassing: South African Jacob Zuma was roundly booed by the crowd when he got up to deliver his tribute to Mr Mandela
Rais Jacob Zuma akihutubia, ambapo alizomewa mara kadhaa

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaGraca Machel
Winnie Mandela na Graca Machel

Close: The two women refer to each other as 'sisters' even though they were both married to the same man
Winnie na Graca wakisalimiana

Respect: Nelson Mandela is shown on a giant screen inside the stadium as thousands of South Africans and global dignitaries file into the ground

Empty seats: The 94,000-capacity stadium was reportedly only two-thirds full which may have due to the adverse weather conditions

Who's who of world leaders: VIPs and dignitaries watch from the tribune as rain lashes down during the memorial service
Viongozi wa mataifa mbalimbali duniani walioshiriki maombolezo ya kumuaga Mandela
Paying tribute: World leaders converged on the FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg township that was a stronghold of support for the anti-apartheid struggle that Mandela embodied
Rais Jakaya Kikwete na Mama Salma walikuwa miongoni mwa washiriki
Rivals: But George W. Bush, pictured with wife Laura, apparently got on well with his predecessor Bill Clinton, pictured with wife Hillary and Chelsea
Marais wa zamani wa Marekani, George W Bush na mkewe Laura (juu), na Bill Clinton na mkewe Hillary na binti yao Chelsea

Clintons: The ex-President and the former Secretary of State arrived separately but were seen leaving together
Clinton, Hillary na Chelsea

Controversial: Reviled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is questioned by reporters as he makes his way into the stadium
Rais wa Zimbabwe,  'Jongwe' Robert Mugabe akiwasili

Stars: U2 singer Bono and South African actress Charlize Theron talking in the crowd at the ceremony
Supastaa Bono wa U2 na mcheza sinema mwenyecasili ya Afrika Kusini, Charlize Theron

Ally: FW de Klerk, who was awarded the Nobel Prize along with Mandela for his role in ending apartheid, arrives with his wife Elita
Rais wa mwusho wa utawala wa Makaburu, Frederick De Clerk

'He has done it again... people from all walks of life, all here, united': UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon pays tribute to Mr Mandela
Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa, Ban Ki Moon akihutubia

Associates: Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and Henry Kissinger arrived at the memorial service together
Rais wa zamani wa Marekani, Jimmy Carter (kushoto), Katibu Mkuu wa zamani wa Umoja wa Mataifa, Koffi Annan, na Waziri wa zamani wa Mambo ya Nje wa Marekani, Henry Kissinger

Father of the country: Many, like this little boy, refer to the former president using his tribal name, Madiba
Mtoto akiwa na bango la kumbukumbu ya Mandela


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