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DEC 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Nelson Mandela Fought Poverty, AIDS, Supported 50 Charities

Advocates are remembering Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday as one of the greatest philanthropists to ever have lived. South Africa’s first black president, an icon of peace and justice, passed away on Thursday after months of battling a lung infection, the BBC reported. But the spark he ignited in fighting AIDS, poverty, hunger and supporting more than 50 charities in his lifetime will continue to live on, advocates say. “He proved that equal respect and treatment of every person is and must continue to be an achievable reality everywhere in the world,” Ruth Messinger, president of ... Read More

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