Nelson Mandela Released From Prison

Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. The Apartheid regime was weakening slowly with the withdraw and independence of Namibia. This video is a news clip from the BBC. Mandela emphasized that he still supported armed struggle, but was opened to peaceful negotiation.  Nelson Mandela states in the interview that he was acting as a mediator between factions in the freedom struggle and the Apartheid regime. There was still a challenge from the far-right Afrikaners who did not want to see white minority rule end. Around this time South Africa was becoming more scrutinized not just on the continent of Africa, but internationally. Isolation and pressure from the international anti-Apartheid movement was bringing about the end of white minority rule. Internal conflicts between the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom  Party  threatened focus on creating a sustainable political future.


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