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Nelson Mandela: From Robben Island To World's Ambassador

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition two weeks after being admitted to a Pretoria hospital with a lung infection, South African President Jacob Zuma told reporters during a Monday press conference.

"Mandela can leave us in peace, his work is done," the Globe and Mail wrote, as South Africans were praying for the health of their national icon. The 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is revered for leading the fight against white minority rule in South Africa and then preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.

From his cell on Robben Island off the coast of Capetown to status of singular World Peace ambassador, Mandela has become a global symbol of hope and reconciliation.

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