Boko Haram blamed for killing re­tired prison guards Nel­son Man­dela’s life now on­line

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MAIDUGURI | Gun­men sus­pected of be­ing from a rad­i­cal Is­lamist sect killed two re­tired prison of­fi­cers in north­east­ern Nige­ria, an of­fi­cial said this week.

The two men were killed Mon­day evening while pre­par­ing to pray in Maiduguri, where the sect known as Boko Haram once had its main mosque.

A se­cu­rity of­fi­cer said one of the men was the fa­ther of a Boko Haram sus­pect ar­rested ear­lier this year on sus­pi­cion of be­ing a spokesman for the sect. The of­fi­cial spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity as he was not au­tho­rized to re­lease the in­for­ma­tion.

Mean­while, a mil­i­tary spokesman said Tues­day that sol­diers killed two sus­pected Boko Haram gun­men over the week­end. Wit­nesses say a shoot­ing at a Maiduguri mar­ket Tues­day car­ried out by sus­pected sect gun­men left some peo­ple in­jured.

Boko Haram has been wag­ing an in­creas­ingly vi­o­lent cam­paign

JO­HAN­NES­BURG | Click: South Africa’s last white pres­i­dent speaks about his friend­ship with Nel­son Man­dela.

Click: Mr. Man­dela and Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu, two an­ti­a­partheid icons, pose with Bishop Tutu’s grand­chil­dren.

Click: Mr. Man­dela of­fers a self-dep­re­cat­ing mem­ory in a hand­writ­ten note.

At a news con­fer­ence in Jo­han­nes­burg Tues­day, Mr. Man­dela’s archivists and Google said their $1.25 mil­lion project to dig­i­tally pre­serve a record of the anti-apartheid leader’s life is now on­line. The project was an­nounced a year ago.

Re­searchers and all oth­ers around the world now have ac­cess to hun­dreds of doc­u­ments, pho­to­graphs and videos. The ar­chive has been launched with more than 1,900 en­tries, and more are be­ing added.

“The Man­dela Dig­i­tal Ar­chive Project shows how the In­ter­net can help pre­serve his­tor­i­cal her­itage and make it avail­able to the world,” Steve

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