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Nelson Mandela, the Father of Modern South Africa, Dies at 95 in Johannesburg

The first-ever black president of South Africa, and the icon who stood against apartheid with all his might, passed away on December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg at the age of 95. He was under treatment for a severe and prolonged lung infection and died at his home at 8.50 p.m. local time on Thursday night.

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