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Mandela plans AIDS concert

December 23, 2004|From Reuters

Nelson Mandela announced plans Wednesday for a second concert to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS, bringing rock group Queen and other artists back to South Africa in March for a televised show.

Mandela, 86, has made fighting Africa's AIDS pandemic one of his major campaigns since stepping down as South Africa's first black president in 1997.

South Africa, with an estimated 5 million HIV-positive people, has the highest caseload in the world.

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