Nelson mandela (ingles)

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The word success can be defined in many different ways like:
Achievement of a goal
Favorable desire or outcome
The successful life of Nelson Mandela, fighting againstthe apartheid and freedom
A person that had succeeded in life and had made something positive to the world is Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July of 1918. Heserved as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first South-African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was ananti-apartheid activist. The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid. In accordance with his conviction'ssentence, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela supported reconciliation and negotiation, andhelped lead the transition towards multi-racial democracy in South Africa.
Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, most notably the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1961, Mandelacoordinated sabotage campaigns against military and government targets, making plans for a possible guerrilla warfare if the sabotage failed to end apartheid.
Mandela described the move to armedstruggle as a last resort; years of increasing repression and violence from the state convinced him that many years of non-violent protest against apartheid had not and could not achieve any progress.On 5 August 1962 Mandela was arrested after living on the run for seventeen months, and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort. The arrest was made possible because the U.S. CIA tipped off thesecurity police as to Mandela's whereabouts and disguise. On 25 October 1962, Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island where he remained for the next...