- Nelson (Ro·lih·lah·la) [raw-lee-lah-luh] /ˌrɔ liˈlɑ lə/, 1918–2013, South African black antiapartheid activist: president of South Africa 1994–99.
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The song “You Give Me Love” came from both playing Mandela, and my positive feelings about the country.
But the producer of the film took the clips to him since he was very close to Mandela.
That was 12 Years A Slave, The Butler, Fruitvale Station, and Mandela.David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood
October 15, 2014
"What would have happened had Mandela died in prison as was the intention and hope of the upholders of apartheid," he said.Prince Harry Attends Mandela Memorial in London
March 3, 2014
The bottle had actually been gifted to Mandela by Fidel Castro.Bill Clinton: Nelson Mandela Was 'The Only Free Man I Ever Knew'
February 18, 2014
This is Horace's Digentia, the stream he calls it whose icy waters freshen him, the stream of which Mandela drinks.Horace
Horace mentions two places in its neighbourhood, Varia, and Mandela, the sites of which can be exactly determined.Old Rome
A similar rock-cut tomb was found at Mandela, in the Anio valley.
- Nelson (Rolihlahla). born 1918, Black South African statesman: president of South Africa (1994–99). Jailed in 1962 for 5 years and, in 1964, for life, he was released in 1990 after a long international campaign; deputy president of the African National Congress (1990–91) and president (1991–97); elected president of South Africa in 1994; Nobel peace prize jointly with F. W. de Klerk in 1993
- (Numzano) Winnie . born 1934, Black South African political activist: campaigned for the release of her husband Nelson Mandela; they divorced in 1996