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December 5, 2013

nbcnews:

Nelson Mandela dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.

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Obviously we knew this was a long time coming, sadly. That’s why there’s so much content in this post we’re reblogging. Mandela is a hugely important figure and this world is a far better place for his existence.

(Source: NBCNews.com, via cnbc)

17:19 // 4 months ago
December 27, 2012
nbcnews:


Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, 94, released from hospital in South Africa
(Photo: Odd Andersen / AFP - Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from a hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday evening, a government spokesman told NBC News.
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Can we just ponder on the fact that Nelson Mandela has managed to live 94 years despite all the stuff he had to battle against to become this universally-regarded elder statesman? It’s pretty impressive.

nbcnews:

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, 94, released from hospital in South Africa

(Photo: Odd Andersen / AFP - Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from a hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday evening, a government spokesman told NBC News.

Can we just ponder on the fact that Nelson Mandela has managed to live 94 years despite all the stuff he had to battle against to become this universally-regarded elder statesman? It’s pretty impressive.

(via nbcnews)

0:37 // 1 year ago
December 9, 2012
Nelson Mandela spends second day in hospital: “He has not been talking … he is not looking good. It’s clear that something is troubling him,” one source close to the 94-year-old South African icon told The Sunday Times, a South African newspaper. Despite this, the government has continued to reassure the public about his health. (Reuters photo)

Nelson Mandela spends second day in hospital: “He has not been talking … he is not looking good. It’s clear that something is troubling him,” one source close to the 94-year-old South African icon told The Sunday Times, a South African newspaper. Despite this, the government has continued to reassure the public about his health. (Reuters photo)

12:53 // 1 year ago
September 2, 2012
12:58 // 1 year ago
May 10, 2012
pbsthisdayinhistory:

May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela Becomes President of South Africa
On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. Mandela had spent 27 years imprisoned for working in the anti-apartheid movement. FRONTLINE’s “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” site takes an inside look at his childhood, revolutionary years, imprisonment, and personal life.

The journey of one of the world’s great elder statesmen.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela Becomes President of South Africa

On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. Mandela had spent 27 years imprisoned for working in the anti-apartheid movement.

FRONTLINE’s “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” site takes an inside look at his childhood, revolutionary years, imprisonment, and personal life.

The journey of one of the world’s great elder statesmen.

(via npr)

11:28 // 1 year ago
July 18, 2011
Let’s celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday: New rule: If you live until 93 and become the catalyst for the end of Apartheid, you automatically get a giant cake like this one. (AP Photo)

Let’s celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday: New rule: If you live until 93 and become the catalyst for the end of Apartheid, you automatically get a giant cake like this one. (AP Photo)

10:44 // 2 years ago