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Mandela Day

Obama makes veiled attack on Trump in speech to remember Mandela

JOHANNESBURG: Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into “strange and uncertain times”, in what is likely to be seen as a veiled attack on Donald Trump. Obama made no direct reference to his successor but warned that “politics of fear and resentment” were spreading, driven by leaders who scorned facts and told lies with an “utter loss of shame”. He also blasted climate-change denial, race-based migration policies, unbridled capitalism and “strongman…