Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid crusader and international icon for the power of peaceful protests to effect social change, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma said “This is the moment of our deepest sorrow,” Zuma said in announcing the news. “Our nation has lost its greatest son.”
Mandela spent 27 years in prison, convicted of treason by the colonial government. Following his release in 1990, he led South Africa to democracy and became, in 1994, the nation’s first black president.
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More than 90 heads of state are on their way to South Africa for what is expected to be the largest gathering of world leaders in Africa’s history. It’s a clear sign of what kind of impact Nelson Mandela left on the world.
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The GOP faces the possibility of having a handful of openly gay candidates for the House in the next cycle, and that’s causing problems. Why?
Now that the website can handle heavier traffic, the White House re-launched their effort to sell Obamacare. Dec. 23 is the last day to sign up for insurance and be covered by Jan. 1.
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Today, what little we hear about the reservation is usually about the poverty, violence, and alcoholism. While that does exist, that is just one story of many. I wish we heard more stories like this, about the beauty of the land and the spirituality and strength of the people.
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George Washington did it in the 18th century. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk of Turkey did it after World War I. And Nelson Mandela also belongs to this exclusive club.
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As the news of Nelson Mandela’s death spread across South Africa, residents of the black township of Soweto gathered in the streets near the house where he once lived, singing and dancing to mourn his death and celebrate his colossal life.
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