Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation. You have that opportunity60,000 jam final Live 8 Edinburgh concert Jul 07, 2005
There is no city like London. It is a wonderfully diverse and open city providing a home to hundreds of different nationalities from all over the world. I can't think of a better place than London to hold an event that unites the worldMandela endorses London's Olympic bid Apr 07, 2005
We have to change our behavior, attitude and the way we treat our women, mothers, wives, sisters and girlfriendsWill Smith hosts Nelson Mandela benefit Mar 19, 2005
We are humbled by the call for an annual Mandela Day in our honor. It is our hope that people will dedicate their time and effort to improve the conditions within their own communitiesCelebs to honor Mandela at N.Y. concert Jul 18, 2009
We want to assure the nation that Madiba is receiving very good medical care and is comfortableMandela's daughter says he is doing well Feb 11, 2011
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: ; born 18 July 1918) served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader 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 in prison. Mandela served 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 multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president from 1994 to 1999, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.
In South Africa, Mandela is often known as Madiba, his Xhosa clan name; or as tata (Xhosa: father). Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.