Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is remembered in London

Photo of Nelson Mandela among floral tributes at South Africa House in London. Photo by Colin Taylor © Copyright Demotix (6 Dec 2013)

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa who played a crucial role in that country's dismantling of apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. The beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who is often referred to as Madiba, spent 27 years in prison for his political activities during the country's white minority rule before becoming president.

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