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First President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist

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Nelson Mandela: First President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.


Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general [Video]

Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general

Guterres delivered the 18th annual lecture marking the birthday of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Zindzi Mandela, Daughter Of Nelson And Winnie Mandela Dies At 59 [Video]

Zindzi Mandela, Daughter Of Nelson And Winnie Mandela Dies At 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59. Zindzi, who was Nelson and Winnie Mandela's youngest daughter, died early Monday morning. She was..

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Parliament Square statues boarded up because of threat from far-right extremists, Sadiq Khan says

Mayor of London says right-wingers planning to remove statues of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi
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Hong Kong's last British governor likens city's democrats to Mandela, King

The last British colonial governor of Hong Kong said the city's democrats are on the same side of history as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, and blamed Chinese President Xi Jinping for..
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South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who spent 22 years in prison, dies aged 87

South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1963-64 Rivonia Trial and was imprisoned for 22 years by the regime, has died at the age of 87 at..
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Mandela’s release 30 years ago birthed a new South Africa

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1990: Nelson Mandela reflects on time in prison with CBS News

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