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'Narcissistic' bank robber and jail breaker sentenced to 36 years
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Calling Banks an “extraordinarily talented artist,” Brindley added that Banks' own mother had escaped from a mental health institution, stabbed Banks' brother and kidnapped Banks when he was young. Banks' awful childhood meant he never had a chance to …

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John Momoh To Receive Prestigious Leadership Award In Canada
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Dr. Don Kilby will be receiving the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award. He is the Medical Director of the University Of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS). He is also the Founder and President of the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA) and the …

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Nelson Mandela Death: A Look at South Africa’s First Black President | The New York Times
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Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president, died at 95. Read the sto…

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Five times Winnie Mandela has let us down
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There's complicated, and then there's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. While there is something of a historical revisionism happening in some quarters of our nation these days that brands Nelson Mandela's second wife a revolutionary and heroic figure, it …

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Nobel winner wins over audience at Under 30 Summit
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And she would then jet up to Canada to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday and receive honorary citizenship – an honor bestowed only on a handful of global humanitarians, including Nelson Mandela. But when Yousafzai missed an English …

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Prison suicides: the disgrace that Chris Grayling doesn't get
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Going back to 2009, the Bradley report into the treatment of mentally ill prisoners came up with the blindingly obvious conclusion that we should divert those with a mental health problem away from prison. The Corston report more than seven years ago …

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P.W. Botha Dragged into Nkandla Debacle
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Due to health reasons and the debacle over abolishing apartheid, the former president declined to make a statement. Instead, Botha announced, that the position over renouncing apartheid or releasing Nelson Mandela from prison would not change.

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The Youngest Victims: Combating the Social Isolation of Ebola Orphans
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In 2002, I had the opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela. We were speaking about the phenomenon … Indeed, chronic isolation and social pain can result in health impacts similar to the effect of high blood pressure, obesity or smoking. It can accelerate …

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