Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, has died, according to South African President Jacob Zuma.

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    Dec 05, 2013 9:52 PM GMT


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    Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, has died, according to South African President Jacob Zuma.

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    Nelson Mandela, a revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died. He was 95. Watch the live coverage on CNN TV and CNN.com: http://cnn.it/1bKL2G2
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    Dec 05, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
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    Dec 05, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
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    Dec 05, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
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    http://www.newnownext.com/nelson-mandela-national-treasure-gay-ally-dead-at-age-95/12/2013/
    He also advocated for gay South Africans, and helped make the country the first to enshrine LGBT rights in its constitution and the fifth to legalize same-sex marriage. “I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom,” the beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner said of gay rights, “Just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.”
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    Dec 05, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    Very sad. He was a true hero and the sort of human being we all wish we could be.
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    Dec 05, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
    An inspirational leader. I hope that South Africa eventually lives up to his legacy.

    http://world.time.com/2013/12/05/a-leader-and-a-champion/

    "South Africa’s rugby captain remembers when Mandela used sport for national healing"

    Also a remembrance from Bono:
    http://world.time.com/2013/12/05/bono-the-man-who-could-not-cry/
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 06, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    Very sad news.
    One of the humanitarian and political greats as he brought his country together in the most perilous of times.
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    Dec 06, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    His unspoken motto was "fight fire with fire". He perpetrated violence against those who opposed him. He was no humanitarian, that's for damn sure.
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    Dec 06, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    credo saidHis unspoken motto was "fight fire with fire". He perpetrated violence against those who opposed him. He was no humanitarian, that's for damn sure.

    White people started the fire. Apartheid was violent, legalized white supremacy, and he moved his country into a post apartheid era without a civil war.

    Btw, what do you think is the best way to fight white power?
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    Dec 06, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    credo saidHis unspoken motto was "fight fire with fire". He perpetrated violence against those who opposed him. He was no humanitarian, that's for damn sure.


    You express an uncommon perspective. Do you believe that passivity would have brought about equality?
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    Dec 06, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    He was a moral giant.
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    Dec 06, 2013 11:12 AM GMT
    The whole world is mourning Mandela , from South Africa, Europe , Australia, New Zealand the US and even people in Asia are mourning him . From presidents, to politicians , from royalties, to the U.N , from celebrities to just ordinary people like us he was a great man to all of us and will never be forgotten irregardless what any of the racist may say about him , he will always be the remembered as a great man and will go down in history as a great man. RIP Mandela you will be missed greatly.....
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    Dec 06, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    Nelson Mandela, now you can rest. Your struggles are all over. Your work will be carried on by the people you inspired and who loved you.

    Rest in peace, and in love.
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    Dec 07, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    Nelson Mandela death: Aids campaigner

    Though at first muted in his approach to the issues surrounding HIV/Aids, Nelson Mandela eventually became a dedicated and extremely effective advocate for a more vigorous approach to the disease.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10529266
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    Dec 07, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    metta8 saidNelson Mandela death: Aids campaigner

    Though at first muted in his approach to the issues surrounding HIV/Aids, Nelson Mandela eventually became a dedicated and extremely effective advocate for a more vigorous approach to the disease.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10529266


    On this issue I feel like he could have done far better. He was really slow to criticize Mbeki who claimed that AIDS was not caused by HIV. From the NYT:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/world/africa/26aids.html?_r=1&hp

    A new study by Harvard researchers estimates that the South African government would have prevented the premature deaths of 365,000 people earlier this decade if it had provided antiretroviral drugs to AIDS patients and widely administered drugs to help prevent pregnant women from infecting their babies.

    The Harvard study concluded that the policies grew out of President Thabo Mbeki’s denial of the well-established scientific consensus about the viral cause of AIDS and the essential role of antiretroviral drugs in treating it.


    Mandela was I think a great and courageous leader but he wasn't without his flaws particularly when it came to criticizing those he saw as friends. Unfortunately when it came to those like Mugabe, Ghadaffi and even Mbeki it has had disastrous consequences.
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    Dec 15, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

  • TroyAthlete

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    Dec 16, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    A giant of history. 'nuff said.