Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela wasn't removed from U.S. terrorism watch list until 2008

The world is mourning the loss of former South African President and anti-apartheid revolution leader Nelson Mandela, who passed away today at the age of 95.

Many would be shocked to know that Mandela was not removed from a U.S. terrorism watch list until five years ago. It wan't until July 2008 when George W. Bush signed a bill that absolved Mandela and other members of the African National Congress, who were added to the list because of their participation in the fight against the apartheid, which finally came to an end in 1994.

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