Former US President Barack Obama.(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)

Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2018: Obama's full speech 

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday 17 July 2018. Here's the full transcript of his speech, based on the theme "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World".

Postal operators need to wake up to their true potential and start using their enormous reserves of data, vast logistical fleets and infrastructure to lead the world on e-commerce, financial inclusivity and economic development.“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” said Charles Dickens, but for the world’s postal operators, it must sometimes appear that the good times are gone.

At the African Infrastructure Development Partnership (AFIDEP), our sole aim is to promote cooperative working between international business and bankable African projects. We work tirelessly to assist both sides to recognise the potential and implement strategies that lead to long-term prosperous business relationships, which are key to helping Africa stand on its own two feet and move it away from the aid culture that has been propagated for so many years.

York Declaration on 19 September 2016 made an historic contribution to forging consensus on managing the world's movements of migrants and refugees. It expresses the recognition by world leaders of the need for a comprehensive approach to human mobility and enhanced cooperation at the global level to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.

A high turnout was recorded at the polling stations as could be seen in this photo (Sierra Leone Telegraph)

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Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma last week took a break from attending to state matters to join the campaign trail. His first stop was Kabala in the northern Koinadugu District.

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