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Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0924 GMT: Supermodel Naomi Campbell is among those reportedly present to remember Mandela today. "Nelson Mandela has stood as a figure of strength, hope, freedom, selflessness and love, and I join everyone across the world in mourning his passing," she said. Still plenty of empty seats in the stadium and people eager to celebrate Mandela's life arriving, many sporting Mandela T-shirts or wrapped in South African flags. 0912 GMT: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela, have arrived.
PARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers were killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, the first French casualties since he ordered a stepped-up military presence in the restive former colony to help quell inter-religious violence.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.