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Exactly 20 years ago today, former South African prisoner Nelson Mandela and former apartheid president FW De Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for successfully negotiating the end of South African apartheid. Twenty years later, President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and more than 100 leaders from the  United States and around the world…

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Everyone is loving Nelson Mandela in death. But, much like Martin Luther King in America, Mandela had a score of powerful detractors and enemies while he was alive — and more particularly when he was fighting and imprisoned trying to obliterate the unjust South African apartheid system. Some who opposed Mandela have, of course, amended…

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The celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95, continues with stunning and poignant tributes around the world in honor of the revolutionary who helped topple South African apartheid. Take a look at the tributes to the man affectionately known as Madiba below:  

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Nelson Mandela’s fight for human rights in South Africa left a lasting impression on billions of people around the world. As we remember the 95-year-old statesman today following his death on Dec. 5, we reflect on all the positive and inspirational quotes and speeches he so often gave to his country and the world. With…

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  Born in 1918, Nelson Mandela has watched history repeat itself twice over. His fight against racism, poverty and inequality in South Africa, earned him the prestigious title of “Father of the Nation,” but not before leading him to his notorious arrest and 27-year imprisonment in 1962. Mandela fought a myriad of terrorist accusations, and has gone on…

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Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition, according to the office of the president. The greatest symbol of ant-apartheid South Africa is gradually improving, however. In a statement released to the press on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said Mandela is making a “slow but steady improvement.” Zuma expressed gratitude for residents of…

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Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says.  According to a statement on the former president’s website, he had a lung infection for several days. His condition deteriorated on Saturday morning and he was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria. He is said…

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