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Bush Signs Bill Lifting Terrorist Ban on Mandela, ANC

The Washington Informer, Posted: Jul 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.The United States has removed the African National Congress and its leaders from the U.S. Terrorist Watch List, the Washington Informer reports. The party was placed has been on the watch list since the 1970s at the request of South Africas apartheid government. The list included past South African President Nelson Mandela. After Congress approved removing the ban, President George W. Bush signed the bill July 1. The South African government had removed Mandela and his party, the African National Congress, from its terrorist ban in 1990, when Mandela was released after 27 years in prison.

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