Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

South African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela Died At 95

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s peacemaker, dies at 95
By AP with KPCC | December 5th, 2013, 5:59pm

South African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela on March 15, 1994 in Mmabatho gives a clenched fist to supporters upon his arrival for his first election rally for April 27 general elections.

Nelson¬†Mandela¬†was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly one-third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, the system of white racist rule that he described as evil, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. Continue reading

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