South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1993 for negotiating an end to apartheid. Earlier that year, de Klerk announced that South Africa had dismantled six nuclear weapons, becoming to first country to get rid of nuclear bombs that it had built. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It's Rare, But It's Happened

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Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday in Johannesburg. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada talks during a tribute to his close friend and former South African President Nelson Mandela at Gandhi Hall on Dec. 8, 2013, in Johannesburg. Kathrada died on Tuesday at 87. Marco Longari /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

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Indian Oven's bunny chow features shrimp with a side of tomatoes and cucumbers. The restaurant is located in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town. Alan Greenblatt for NPR hide caption

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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (left) celebrates Mass on his 85th birthday at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, on Oct. 7. Tutu has called for the right to assisted death, which is currently illegal in his country. Schalk van Zuydam/AP hide caption

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Desmond Tutu Joins Advocates To Call For Right To Assisted Death

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The case file against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen at the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa, in June 2015 as a judge criticized the government for allowing Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, to leave the country. Now South Africa has announced it is leaving the ICC. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A student is detained by a South African policeman after he entered a building of Witwatersrand University. Protesters disrupted classes and demanded free tuition. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A game rancher near Port Elizabeth who couldn't afford the high cost of protecting his rhinos from poachers sold this one to a more secure operation. The rhino, blindfolded and wearing earplugs to calm it, will be sedated and accompanied by a veterinarian during the 20-hour truck journey to its new home. Brent Stirton/National Geographic hide caption

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Rhino Horn: The Most Valuable Appendage In Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Zia Simpson, a student and sales assistant in Cape Town, says even her father tells her to tame her Afro. "That generation fought against apartheid, but they still carry around the mentality that green eyes look better on a person, that straight hair looks better on a person." Alan Greenblatt for NPR hide caption

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A woman makes her way to a voting station in Zithobeni during the 2016 local government elections on Wednesday in Gauteng, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Getty Images hide caption

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