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Good morning, London and welcome to BBC radio 4! It is 7AM, and today we will talk about the famous man nicknamed Madiba, who fought against the apartheid in South Africa during his entire life. He was president and he was honored by the Nobel Peace Prize: Nelson Mandela!
[...] So, with this unequal treatment Nelson Mandela said, "enough is enough". He was revolted and rebellious at this moment. In the 1980s blacks were shot, arrested, or beaten up frequently by the police. On 11 February 1990, he was released by the president Frederik de Klerk and sometime later all apartheid laws were suppressed so, in 1993, they received the Nobel peace prize for peacefully ending the apartheid regime. On the 27th of April 1994, he became the first black president to be democratically elected in South Africa. [...]
[...] During his judgment he was ready to die for his opinion because he was resolute that his struggle for an equal society was honorable. During his time in prison, he was a political icon for the rebellious movement. In 1976, in SOWETO thousands of students protested peacefully against the use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction at school. Soweto is a township located in the south-west of Johannesburg where he lived. Soweto is an acronym which stands for South-Western Township. The police opened fire and 570 people died. [...]
[...] He was president and he was honored by the Nobel Peace Prize: Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's life He was born in 1918 in a little tribe. In 1944 he formed the ANC, a political party with other activists. After this, he participated to the nonviolent struggle and the defiance campaign. Son of the chef of his tribe, he refused to become the new chef because he wanted to be a lawyer. He decided it because he wanted to fight against the apartheid, a racial system that began in 1948 and ended in 1994, where black African and white minorities were separating by laws. [...]
[...] The end of the podcast So, it's the end of my podcast about Nelson Mandela, an icon of the liberation and the independence of South Africa. He's a model which we still remember today for his peacefully actions. Thank you for listening to my podcast. If you want to learn more about him, you can watch the film long walk to freedom" or "Invictus "that describe how a rugby cup permits to unite a country very divided through sport. Now the music "Free Nelson Mandela" by The Specials on BBC radio 4. [...]
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