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Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla (b. Qunu, South Africa, 18 July 1918; d. Houghton, Johannesburg, 5 Dec. 2013) South African; President 1994–99

Source:
A Dictionary of Political Biography
Author(s):
Dennis KavanaghDennis Kavanagh, Christopher RichesChristopher Riches

Born into the Thembu (Xhosa) ruling family Mandela studied at Fort Hare University but was expelled for leading a student ...

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