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South Africa Marks Decade of Democracy

It's been 10 years since South Africa held all-race elections and ended apartheid. The country has been been more successful than other African nations in its transition to democratic rule. Its stability is due in large part to Nelson Mandela, the man who ended apartheid and became the nation's first post-apartheid president. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.