Nelson Mandela Was Born on 18th July Essay

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Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July 1918.he served as the president for South Africa from 1994-1999.he served 27 years in prison and there was an international campaign that was run lobbying for him to be released. This plea was granted in 1990 amid civil strife that was escalating. He led the negotiations with President F.W de Klerk for the abolishment of apartheid and the establishment of multiracial elections. He was the first black president in South Africa, who later on ruled for only one term and willingly relinquished leadership even with certainty of winning overwhelmingly the next term if he sought to go back to office, this is not typical of African leaders. He was also the first president to be elected in a fully representative and multiracial election. His government's main focus was dismantling the apartheid legacy through dealing with poverty, institutional racism and inequality and putting emphasis on racial reconciliation. His main intention was diffusing the ethnic tensions that existed. He retired from politics in 1999 but went on…

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