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The Life of Nelson Mandela

Nobel Prize winners

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Nobel Prize winners

In 1993, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa." The next year, South Africa held its first democratic election.

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, credited with ending apartheid there, died Dec. 5, 2013. He was 95 years old. Read more about his life.

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