Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died.
Mandela was the first black president of South Africa and the first to win a fully free democratic election in the country. He served a single term from 1994 through 1999 and then retired from public life.
In June, his health took a turn for the worse and he was listed in critical condition. After spending 12 weeks in the hospital, Mandela was released to go home to continue receiving treatment.
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