Nelson Mandela, voice of freedom and reconciliation, dies

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 6, 2013 - 9:35 AM

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.

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