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In this Oct. 3, 1994, photo, South African President Nelson Mandela addresses the 49th United Nations General Assembly session, five months after being inaugurated at South Africa's first black president. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Nelson Mandela dead at 95

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(Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.


Mandela, the country's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons to help guide South Africa through bloodshed and turmoil to democracy.

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