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Striegel: Uneasy celebration at the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela

Former South African president Nelson Mandela at the

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Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday on Thursday is a milestone for an icon of equality that under most circumstances would be happily celebrated by South Africans and admirers around the world.

Of course, this year’s birthday approached as his nation monitored news updates on his frail condition — but also looks on with some discomfort as his family squabbles over his future burial place and his...

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