JOHANNESBURG– Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture on July 18 at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.
It was announced here Monday that Obama, like Mandela also a Nobel Peace Prize winner, will give the lecture to mark 100 years since Madiba’s birth in 1918.
Meanwhile, former President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant Zelda La Grange said that as the world marks 100 years since Madiba’s birth, it needs to do self introspection as the world has dropped its moral bar.
Also on Monday, the Nellson Mandela Foundation announced that Kenya’s academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been picked as an ambassador the Mandela Centenary celebrations.
Lupita Nyong’o, 34, is the daughter of a Kenyan politician and current governor of Kisumu County, Peter Anyang Nyong’o, and Dorothy Nyong’o, a philanthropist. She rose to fame in 2014 after winning an Oscar award for best supporting actress in the feature film 12 Years a Slave.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK