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  • Facts about the life of Nelson Mandela

  • Facts about anti-apartheid activist/former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died today at age 95. 
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  • Born: July 18. 1918, in Mvezo, South Afric
    Family: Wife, Graca Machel; six children; two ex-wives
    Political positions: President of South Africa, May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999; secretary general of Non-Aligned Movement, Sept. 2, 1998 to June 14, 1999; president of the African National Congress political party, 1991 to 1997.
    Imprisonment: Was arrested in 1962 for conspiring against the apartheid government. He was in prison from 1962 until 1990.
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