When: February 1990
Where: South Africa
After being imprisoned for 27 years, Nelson Mandela and F.W. De Klerk reached an agreement in late 1989 to legalize the previously banned ANC after the fall of the Berlin Wall made it clear that apartheid’s end was inevitable. In February 1990, Mandela was released unconditionally along with other ANC prisoners. De Klerk’s goal in this was to strike a peaceful end to apartheid which would come years later.
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