Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

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Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 94 in a South African hospital.

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Britain’s Sky News reports South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Mandela in hospital Sunday as well as a host of family members and friends. Mandela was hospitalized on June 8 for what the government said was a recurring lung infection.

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Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist apartheid rule, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. He immediately made it clear that he would not lead his people in seeking retribution for the centuries of injustice and pain.

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