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Watch: Barack Obama's Speech at Nelson Mandela's Centenary Celebration

We collected some of the best social media posts about Barack Obama's first major speech since leaving the presidency.

Whether you're a fan of his legacy, or not, Barack Obama is one of the world's great living orators. Today, he is giving the keynote speech at South Africa's celebration of the late great Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. Tune in above to see what Obama has to say about Mandela's legacy as well as the topics of the day like immigration, nationalism and economics.


Read our take on how people abuse Mandela's legacy here.

Understandably, social media is ablaze with commentary. See some of the best below:

Many people are blown away by Obama's on-stage charisma:




While many are also critical of Obama's legacy as president:



Many South Africans are watching how their own problematic politicians react to Obama's message:

Most are taking great inspiration from many of his points:



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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.