Remembering Nelson Mandela at 100

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba which in Xhosa means “Father of the Nation”, would have been 100 years old this year on july 18. The African Development Bank recalls the life, times and ideals of a great man and a global iconic figure. Mandela was a political patriarch and a remarkable leader whose tenacity and selflessness helped change the course of history – for South Africa, Africa, and for humanity. Today, his legacies continue to inspire current generations of leaders across Africa around the world.

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