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Mandela celebrates 90th birthday in London


Former South African president Nelson Mandela arrives in London yesterday.


Former South African president Nelson Mandela arrived at Heathrow Airport in London yesterday for a week of events to celebrate his 90th birthday.

He is due to attend an outdoor concert in his honor in Hyde Park on Friday. Performers include Queen, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Troubled diva Amy Winehouse is also scheduled to sing, if her doctors allow it. She was taken to hospital last week after fainting at home.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the 46664 charity, the AIDS charity named for the number Mandela wore while imprisoned by South Africa’s apartheid authorities.

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