Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Nelson Mandela-South Africa-World Symbol-Resistance-Apartheid

Factbox: Nelson Mandela

(Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday with a "long-standing abdominal complaint," intensifying fears for the health of the 93-year-old who became a world symbol of resistance to apartheid, then worked for reconciliation as South Africa's first black president. Here is a short summary of Mandela's career: * EARLY LIFE - Born July 18, 1918, son of a counselor to the paramount chief of the Thembu people near Qunu in what is now the Eastern Cape. He is widely known in South Africa by his clan name, Madiba. ... read more..

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