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Mandela: the man behind the legacy

From what he was like to know as a person, to his impact and the legacy that he left behind, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and fellow Elders honour Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his passing.

If there were a few more Mandelas in the world, what a difference it would make – Kofi Annan

Mandela: the man behind the legacy

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