Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Staff Writer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.
While not directly mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, Obama's speech on Tuesday in South Africa is expected to counter many of Trump's policies, rallying people to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and good education for all.
An estimated 14,000 people gathered at a cricket stadium in Johannesburg for the speech, which will be streamed online. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mandela's widow Graca Machel were introducing Obama for the annual Nelson Mandela Lecture...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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