Nelson Mandela was not an especially successful or unique revolutionary, but his great triumph was that he emerged from prison committed to reconciliation rather than revenge, and through vision and moral clarity, led a troubled country into a brighter future. "It wasn't just Nelson Mandela who was transformed during those years of his imprisonment. We all were. And Africa is all the better because of that," writes John Dramani Mahama, president of Ghana.
The perseverance, political shrewdness and forgiving force of Nelson Mandela