Former South African President and African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki Sudan in the Sudan and South Sudan talks waits on January 25, 2013 in Addis Ababa for the start a high-level security meeting over the situation between the former civil war foes. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Southern counterpart Salva Kiir met at the AU-mediated talks in the latest push to implement stalled economic, oil and security deals signed in September 2012 after bloody border conflict broke out last year. AFP PHOTO /JENNY VAUGHAN.
Joseph Blatter President of FIFA (L) , Jerome Valcke Secretary General of FIFA award, Thabo Mbeki (C) former President of South Africa with the FIFA order of Merit present during the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony at the Gallagher Convention Centre on June 9, 2010 inJohnesburg, South Africa.
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Graca Machel (C), widow of Nelson Mandela, South African President Jacob Zuma (2nd R), Winnie Mandela (R), former wife of Nelson Mandela, civil rights campaigner Jessie Jackson (2nd L), and former South African president Thabo Mbeki (L), listen to speeches during an African National Congress (ANC) led alliance send off ceremony for former South African President Nelson Mandela at Waterkloof military airbase on December 14, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. The ANC held an official send off ceremony as the body of former South African President prepares to make one final journey to his hometown of Qunu for burial. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.
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Joseph Blatter President (L) of FIFA and Jerome Valcke Secretary General of FIFA award Thabo Mbeki (2ndL) former President of South Africa with the FIFA order of Merit during the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony at the Gallagher Convention Centre on June 9, 2010 inJohnesburg, South Africa.