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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.
By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Bank boosted its capital by 685 million pounds ($1.1 billion) through the sale of its remaining stake in wealth manager St James's Place, raising expectations it can start paying dividends again. The state-backed British lender, 33 percent-owned by the government, is selling non-core assets to strengthen its balance sheet and focus on lending to British households and businesses.