In what year was Nelson Mandela removed from the U.S. Terrorist Watchlist?
Nelson Mandela is being remembered across the world and political spectrum for his heroic, life-long battle against apartheid and injustice in South Africa. But with all the accolades being thrown around, it’s easy to forget that the U.S., in particular, hasn’t always had such a friendly relationship with Mandela and that in fact, as late as 2008, the Nobel Prize winner and former president was still on the U.S. Terrorist Watchlist. Mandela and other members of the African National Congress have been on the list because of their fight against South Africa's apartheid regime, which gave way to majority rule in 1994. Apartheid was the nation's system of legalized racial segregation that was enforced by the National Party government between 1948 and 1994.