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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Paris Fetes Mandela

PARIS () -- Clad in a black gown after receiving an honorary degree from Paris' Sorbonne University, South African President Nelson Mandela on Monday likened his battle against apartheid to France's 1789 Revolution and appealed for massive investment in South Africa to support his cause.

In the first speech of a triumphant four-day visit to France, Mandela sought to allay his hosts' concerns at political tension and a crime wave that is deterring foreign business, pledging to work for national reconciliation.