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Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:19pmAmid growing fears of a potential genocide, the U.N. has approved military intervention in the former French colony. Muslim fighters staged a coup in March in the majority Christian nation. The fighting has displaced an estimated 400,000 people.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:37pmOn Feb. 11, 1990, upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela stood on the steps of City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa. He told the gather crowd of more than 100,000 people to seize what he called "a decisive moment." In the audio above, you can listen to a segment of that speech.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:37pmFor 27 years, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for his fight against South Africa's apartheid regime. Saki Macozoma served time on Robben Island alongside Mandela in the 1970s, and he joins Robert Siegel to remember Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:37pmNPR's former South Africa correspondent John Matisonn worked for Nelson Mandela, helping the leader improve his media savvy after he was released from prison on Robben Island. Matisonn remembers Mandela's keen intelligence and resilience. Matisonn tells Robert Siegel the Nobel Peace Prize recipient emphasized that he was an ordinary man, and insisted he was no saint.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:37pmSouth African president Jacob Zuma and U.S. president Barack Obama speak on the passing of Nelson Mandela.