The Life of Nelson Mandela
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Campaigning for president
Young ANC supporters wait for Nelson Mandela atop a billboard in a township outside Durban in April 1994. The country's first democratic election was held April 27, 1994, formally ending the apartheid era. That day, Mandela also voted for the first time in his life.
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.