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De Klerk On Mandela's 'Remarkable Lack Of Bitterness'

South Africa's last white-minority president was F.W. De Klerk. He and Nelson Mandela shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for engineering the peaceful transition of South Africa out of white minority rule.
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Africans Saddened By News Of Mandela's Death

Tributes to Nelson Mandela have been pouring in from all over the world. South Africans are mourning the loss of the symbolic anti-apartheid leader. His leadership and legacy affected the entire African continent.
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Renee Montagne Reflects On Covering Mandela

Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison in 1990. Steve Inskeep talks to Renee Montagne about her time covering South Africa in the early 1990s.
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Why Music Played An Important Role In Mandela's Life

Morning Edition reports on the music that sustained Nelson Mandela and other members of the anti-apartheid movement while they were in a South African prison. Many of them were huge reggae fans.
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Pakistani Gen. Musharraf's Past Comes Back To Haunt Him

For the first time in its history, Pakistan is poised to put a former president and army chief of staff on trial. A special court has been convened to hear allegations against General Pervez Musharraf. He's charged with committing treason after he suspended the nation's constitution in 2007 and declared a state of emergency.
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Value In Brazil's State Oil Company Drops

Brazil's state oil company Petrobras lost 15 percent of its market value this week — that's some $10 billion. Analysts predict more trouble ahead for the oil giant.
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Forgiveness And Reconciliation, Mandela's Legacy

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. He had dedicated his life to ending the racially oppressive apartheid system and creating a democratic and inclusive South Africa.
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Remembering Mandela With A Man Who Served In Prison With Him

When Nelson Mandela was sent to prison 35 years ago, as a prisoner of apartheid, seven others were convicted with him. Renee Montagne talks to Ahmed Kathrada, who was just 34 when he stepped onto Robben Island with Mandela.
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Mexico Contemplates Changing Term-Limit Rule

Lawmakers in Mexico are considering a major change to their elections. For more than a century, the country has had the ultimate term limits: nobody can be re-elected.
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Throughout His Life, Mandela Was An Effective Communicator

Morning Edition remembers some of Nelson Mandela's most memorable speeches. The former South African president died on Thursday at the age of 95.

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