Mandela memorial: Obama praises ‘giant of history’

Nelson Mandela State Funeraloriginally by: BBC News
published: 9 December 2013

Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela.

The service is being held in front of a vociferous crowd in the FNB stadium in Johannesburg. US President Barack Obama said Mr Mandela was a “giant of history”, adding: “The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us”.

The former South African president died last Thursday, aged 95.

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IRR Report : Justice delayed is justice denied

Joy Gardner
Joy Gardner

originally by: Harmit Athwal
published: 8 August 2013

On Saturday 3 August, over 500 people gathered at the North London Community House in Tottenham to remember Joy Gardner, Mark Duggan, Roger Sylvester and Cynthia Jarrett, who all died locally at the hands of the police.

The event was held to mark the two years since the death of Mark Duggan and the twenty years that has passed since the death of Joy Gardner, who died during a brutal deportation attempt in 1993. The meeting was organised by the Mark Duggan Family Campaign and Joy Gardner Memorial Campaign and supported by the United Families and Friends Campaign, Tottenham Rights, The Monitoring Group, the Tottenham Defence Campaign and 4WardEver UK.

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National Conference on Policing & Mental Health

Policing & Mental Health, Coercion or Care - brochure coveprovided by: BMHUK
published: 27th March 2013

Health Minister Norman Lamb MP will be speaking at the first national conference on policing and mental health organised by leading agencies from the UK’s African Caribbean communities scheduled to take place at the Molineux Conference Centre in Wolverhampton, on Thursday 27th June 2013.

Entitled ‘Policing & Mental Health, Coercion or Care? ACCI & BMH UK National Conference 2013′ this event offers the first ever public forum where the most senior political figures in both mental health and policing will be able to discuss this issue with leading professionals across the West Midlands and beyond.

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