Remembering the life of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela became an international symbol of dignity and forbearance.
The world has lost a great man the whole humanity has lost for ever a man not as all men
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.
Mandela served over 27 years in prison, initially on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release. He was released in 1990, during a time of escalating civil strife. Mandela joined negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory and became South Africa's first black president.
He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata ("Father"); he is often described as "the father of the nation".
In this app, you will find Nelson Mandela photos with some world public figures and celebrities
- Nelson Mandela and Will Smith
- Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter
- Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles and the spice girls
- Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson
- Nelson Mandela and Naomi Campbell
- Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana
- Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher
- Nelson Mandela and Lennox Lewis
- Nelson Mandela and Oprah Winfrey
- Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth
- Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton
- Nelson Mandela and Beyonce Knowless
- Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson and Jackson Family
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