American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla Born 1918. South African president (1994-1999) and Black political leader imprisoned for nearly 30 years for his antiapartheid activities. Released in 1990, he led the African National Congress in negotiating an end to apartheid. In 1993 he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. His former wife, Winnie (born c. 1936), also played a key role as a leader of the ANC.
- n. South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
“Mwaanga, the MMD spokesman for international relations at the time spoke strongly against what he called Mandela's interference in Zambia's internal political affairs.”
“But it portrays the essence of what Mandela is all about.”
“Mandela is slowly offered what the political office refers to as “bait” masked in kind treatment, days of freedom, and relocation from a closet-sized cell to a cozy house of lockdown.”
“The treatment of Mandela is the angle authorities take to whip up a wayward PR scam in desperate attempts of maintaining apartheid.”
“Children born in 1994 are known as Mandela's children.”
“One of the projects the Just Like My Child Foundation has undertaken is to implement a sponsorship program we call the Mandela Project -- the focus is to create leaders who can in turn move their country forward.”
“Mandela is an easy sell, but the violent and hard-to-suss-out game is another matter.”
“South African President Nelson Mandela is setting up a unit in his office to monitor the status of women.”
“On the same day the USA announced the removal of Nelson Mandela from the list of wanted terrorists (a 90th birthday gift!) and later that the one millionth name had been posted on it.”
“But looking on the website I did find out that Nelson Mandela is really an African American!”
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