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    The Africa we don't see

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    Nelson Mandela


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Nigerian artist davidobi14 drew this picture of former South African president and civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, who has been unwell in hospital for several weeks. "I was inspired by the kind of person he is," he says. "He has been through a lot for his nation and Africa. Since he has been sick something kept telling me to make a sketch of him ... as a personal prayer to him." He spent around two hours drawing it before deciding to share it with the world. "He will always be in the heart of South Africans and all Africans," he says. "I believe their prayers and love will strengthen him day by day."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Sending out my prayers and love to the great african father,leader,freedom fighter, man of the people, vioce of the people,role model,father to so many nations e.t.c The sketch i made of him, represent my well wishes to this great african warrior...Nelson Mandela....

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