35 Powerful Facts About Worldwide Peacemaker, Nelson Mandela
35 Powerful Facts About Worldwide Peacemaker, Nelson Mandela

35 Powerful Facts About Worldwide Peacemaker, Nelson Mandela

Trista - April 7, 2019

35 Powerful Facts About Worldwide Peacemaker, Nelson Mandela
Flowers left at the Nelson Mandela’s statue in London’s Parliament Square. John Pannell – Flickr: Nelson Mandela tributes in Parliament Square / Wikimedia Commons.

1. He Worked for Human Rights Across Africa

Today, Nelson Mandela is more than a hero for South Africans. He represents an entire movement of peacebuilding and reconciliation for African countries struggling to find their way in a postcolonial war. Mandela used soft diplomacy to address human rights violations by military juntas and tried to mediate an agreement to end the ongoing conflict in the Congo. Though much remains to be done, he set an example that the rest of the continent, and the world, should follow.

 

Where Did We Find This Stuff? Here Are our Sources:

“Nelson Mandela.” Wikipedia.

“African National Congress.” Wikipedia.

“South Africa.” Wikipedia.

“Nelson Mandela – Civil Rights Activist & President Of South Africa” (documentary). Biography.com.

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