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FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, large photographs of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at the Civic Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The United Nations is seeking to harness the soaring symbolism of Mandela, whose South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. The unveiling of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, with arms outstretched at the U.N. building in New York on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, opens a peace summit at the General Assembly. (AP Photo, File)
Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UNThe U.N. is harnessing the soaring symbolism of Nelson Mandela, whose South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation
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Rescue workers observe the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry as it lies upturned near Ukara Island, Tanzania Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Burials started Sunday of the more than 200 people who died when the ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, while the country's Defense Minister said no further survivors were likely to be found and search efforts had ended. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224Burials begin in Tanzania as death toll rises to 224 after ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, says state broadcaster
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Relatives carry coffins to be used for the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry on Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on Saturday while officials said a survivor was found inside the capsized ferry and search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies, two days after the Lake Victoria disaster. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferryDeath toll rises above 200 in Tanzania; survivor found in capsized ferry after 2 days
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Residents and relatives of the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry wait on the shore for news and observe rescue efforts on Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on Saturday while officials said a survivor was found inside the capsized ferry and search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies, two days after the Lake Victoria disaster. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivorThe Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor; death toll now above 200
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US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in SomaliaUS airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab extremists after US, local forces attacked in Somalia
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Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake VictoriaTanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria
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Death toll in Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 167, official says, as coffins arrive at sceneDeath toll in Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 167, official says, as coffins arrive at scene
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The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere floats in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130Tanzania's president orders arrests as death toll from capsized ferry over 130 and rising
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An absolute monarchy in Africa holds parliamentary electionAn absolute monarchy in Africa holds a parliamentary election, with little suspense
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu smiles as he celebrates his 86th birthday in Cape Town South Africa. Tutu says that terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death" following a murder charge against a campaigner for the leaglization of euthanasia. (AP Photo/Mark Wessels, File)
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrestNobel winner Tutu says terminally ill people should have right to 'dignified assisted death'
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Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official saysDeath toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says
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Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremistsBurkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists in troubled border area
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5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows5 years after horrific mall attack, Kenya claims gains against al-Shabab even as threat grows
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Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop starAfrica's youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star; money handouts in the 'ghetto'
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The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake VictoriaThe Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria, Tanzania official says
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