Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Chinua Achebe & Other Deaths That Shook The World In 2013

Nelson Mandela death: World mourns South Africa’s first black president

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They both were icons in their own rights and had led a remarkable life generations to come will always reflect upon. The widow of Nelson Mandela Graca Machel wipes her tears But Nigerians were hit hard with grief when they received the newsthatthe father of literature and renowned novelist, Chinua Achebe had died on March21 at the age of 82. Achebes death was very sad but he had lived a long life, unlike the death of singer Goldie Harvey which still leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of many. According to reports, the energetic and vibrant singer had suddenly slummed on Valentines Day. As if that wasnt enough tragedy in a moth, about seven days later, the Nigerian entertainment industry also lost a veteran. Nollywood actor Justus Esiri whopassed on February 19. In March, the Founder of the World Soul-Winning Evangelistic Ministries (WOSEM) and leader of the Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Timothy Oluwole Obadare passed on while Ekiti State was thrown into mourning after they lost their beautiful and well loved Deputy Governor Funmilayo Olayinka to cancer in April. Ondo states governor, Olusegun Mimiko could not hold back the tears at Deji Falaes funeral It was double tragedy and an all too familiar scenario for Nigerians when news that at least 14 people were killed in a plane crash which was conveying the corpse of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu to his resting place in April. Amongst those dead included the son of prominent Nigerian political leader, Olu Falae. Deji Falae, was a serving commissioner in Ondo State. We guess one of the most puzzling deaths in 2013 which affected Nigerians directly and indirectly was that of British soldier Lee Rigby . The innocent soldier was killed by two Nigerian Islamic fanatics Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22 in the Woolwich area of London. The attacks were also similar to the ones in the Northern part of the country where thousands of people including children have been victims of the vicious circle where innocent people were brutally killed in terrorist related activities. A woman kneels and prays at the scene of the first explosion on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
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“It’s sad, but what can we do? Let him rest in peace. It’s time … Madiba has worked so hard to unite us.” Memorials worldwide Nearly 8,000 miles north of Johannesburg, in Paris, leaders from 53 African countries attending a summit on peace and security observed a minute of silence for him Friday. Memorials popped up from Los Angeles to Chicago, where mourners placed flowers and candles in front of murals bearing his likeness. In Washington, crowds gathered in front of the South African Embassy.
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