Top 10 at 10: 10 Ways Nelson Mandela Changed History

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Establishes Pact of Elders  	On the cusp of his 89th birthday, Mandela announced yet another initiative—The Elders.  He began leading a group of 12 “wise men and women” called to address global issues.

Establishes Pact of Elders On the cusp of his 89th birthday, Mandela announced yet…

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – APRIL 30: Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) shakes hands with former Tutsi President of Burundi Pierre Buyoya (R) April 30, 2003 in Bujumbura, Burundi. Burundi’s new Hutu President Domitien Ndayizeye was sworn in at the Palace of Congres in front of other heads of state and representatives of the Great Lakes region in East Africa. As per the Arusha agreement Ndayizeye, of the Hutu tribe, will hold the position of President for a period of 18 months, as did former President Pierre Buyoya, of the Tutsi tribe. The transitional government is part of a peace deal aimed at ending the civil war that has been ongoing in Burundi for ten years. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)