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Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela's Biography

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela went on to serve 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to the establishment of democracy in 1994. As President, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.

Mandela was listed on the U.S. terror list say until he was 90 years Old

Until 2008, Mandela and his African National Congress party listed on the U.S. terror list say.   USA's president is currently on a visit to South Africa, where he among other things, to meet Jacob Zuma, leader of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC), and part of Nelson Mandela's family.    It is only five years ago, the ANC and Mandela was on the U.S. terror list say.   There was no reason why he should be on our terrorist list, and I am pleased that the proposal to take away he went through, so the then Senator John Kerry for President George W. Bush had stroke over the name of the ANC and Mandela on List.   Armed liberation struggle It is the ANC's armed liberation struggle and left-wing stance that underlie the party was listed on the terrorist list in the 1980s. But although Mandela and the ANC fight against apartheid in 1990, and even received a Nobel Prize in 1994,the President of South Africa  remained on the list Mandela was 90 years. The fact is that the ANC was an armed liberation movement until 1990. Another side is that the United States understood the ANC and Mandela as part of a communist movement. And The decision to bring them up to the terrorist list was known as marked by a world where the Cold War took place and there was a strong fear of the Soviet Union among American leaders.   I hope he will think it's a little embarrassing. If he thinks it is embarrassing that he should now apologize when he meets ANC and the family of Nelson Mandela    

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