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He was one of the most important statesmen of the 20th century because of his struggle to replace the apartheid (=racist) regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy.
He was in prison for over 20 years because of his struggle against apartheid and soon afterwards he was elected the first black presidents of South Africa, a country with a majority of black population.
- BBC News
- BBC Primary History - Nelson Mandela
- Obituary: Life and times of Nelson Mandela- BBC News
- Mandela's life in pictures- BBC News