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Africa and Its Position in the World Today

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Editor's note: This lecture was given on 6th April 2000. We apologise that there is some content missing and that the question and answer session audio is of a poor quality.

Speaker(s): Nelson Mandela

Recorded on 6 December 2013.

As Africa stands at a critical stage in its development, Nelson Mandela, the leading figure of the anti-apartheid movement, spoke at the London School of Economics and Political Science about his childhood in Africa and its position in the world.

He provides a personal account of Africa's history and details how this can be used progressively to tackle some of the major questions facing the country today. His account includes a special plea that political commentators do not judge Africa on the same basis as they judge the old and advanced industrial countries.

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