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Nelson Mandela dead: World mourns loss of 'Madiba'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/06/2013

Staff writers

Nelson Mandela, who guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy and became an international icon of peace and reconciliation, died Thursday at age 95.
Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war.
"The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come," Mandela said in his acceptance speech on becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994.
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"Nelson Mandela dead: World mourns loss of 'Madiba' ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 26/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nelson-mandela-dead-world-mourns-loss-of-madiba-