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Anti-Apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

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Nelson Mandela in 2008. Photo: South Africa The Good News.

BBC – South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says.

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

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