9 April 2020

Biden drops claim he was arrested seeing Mandela

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Joe Biden was not arrested in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela, his campaign says. reports citing foreign media.

The US presidential contender had repeatedly said he was arrested during a trip there in the 1970s, when South Africa was under apartheid.

But a deputy campaign managers told reporters Mr Biden had been referring to an episode where he was "separated" from black colleagues at an airport.

Mr Biden is counting on black support to win South Carolina on Saturday.

On Wednesday Mr Biden won the endorsement of Democratic Congressman James Clyburn, a black lawmaker who is considered key to winning the state's black vote, which makes up more than 50% of Democratic voters there.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders currently holds the most delegates for the Democrats' presidential nomination, followed by Indiana mayor former Pete Buttigieg and Mr Biden.

2020.02.26 / 23:16
See also

Son of the Serbian president infected the coronavirus

With 541 new deaths France holds fast in fighting virus

Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

Turkey's death toll from coronavirus rises to 812

Italy's daily coronavirus death toll falls, but...

Iran allocates funds for unemployed amid Covid-19

Putin stresses need to increase resources at hospitals

Presidents of Turkey, China make phone call

Turkey's parliament head calls Iranian counterpart

Putin: I understand you, but there is no other choice

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla