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Nelson Mandela

Born: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 Nationality: South African

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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Nelson Mandela

The first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.

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Nelson Mandela

Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).

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Nelson Mandela

In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela went on to serve 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island.

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Nelson Mandela

Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to the establishment of democracy in 1994.

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Nelson Mandela

Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to the establishment of democracy in 1994. As President, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.

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Nelson Mandela

In South Africa, Mandela is often known as Madiba, his Xhosa clan name; or as tata (Xhosa: father)

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Nelson Mandela

Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades.

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Nelson Mandela

Mandela became the oldest elected President of South Africa when he took office at the age of 75 in 1994. He decided not to stand for a second term and retired in 1999, to be succeeded by Thabo Mbeki.

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Nelson Mandela

Three organisations associated with Mandela have been established: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

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