Sudanese media pay tribute to Mandela

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese media on Friday paid tribute to former South African President and anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, featuring the story of his death on their front pages.

Although news of the demise of Madela, 95, came late, the local Sudanese daily newspapers  still ran the story in black on their front pages.

“Africa’s revolutionary passed away,” was the headline, in block letters, in the leading Arabic Daily, Akhbar Al Youm, with a picture of the ever smiling Mandela who it described as one of the “most respectable statesmen around the globe”.

In a departure from its tradition, Sudan’s official news agency, SUNA, on Friday ran the story of the death of the Pan African icon and Nobel Peace Laureate on the front page of its home news, which is strictly for local news.

Meanwhile, the Sudanese Journalists Union has in a statement issued on Friday described Mandela's death as a huge loss to Africa.

“This is a huge loss for African nations, a loss of a freedom fighter and an African icon who gave an example to other African leaders when he refused to run for the office of president for the second time” it said.
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06 december 2013 09:14:08

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