Factbox - Nelson Mandela

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  • Saturday, 25 Feb 2012

(Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday with a "long-standing abdominal complaint," intensifying fears for the health of the 93-year-old who became a world symbol of resistance to apartheid, then worked for reconciliation as South Africa's first black president.

Here is a short summary of Mandela's career:

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