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  • Desmond Tutu: Nelson Mandela's legacy will endure

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- As many South Africans woke up to the news that Nelson Mandela had died, it was Mandela's fellow Nobel laureate who provided the most comforting words. Mandela's legacy,  Desmond Tutu said Friday, would carry on. The sun...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction

    Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction
    [<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: A photo showed the world the fury of South Africa

    South Africa was in chaos on Feb. 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from incarceration after 27 years as a political prisoner. Perhaps no image encapsulates more powerfully the turmoil into which he was thrust than a brutal photograph shot...
  • Obama credits Nelson Mandela with his own political transformation

    Obama credits Nelson Mandela with his own political transformation
    WASHINGTON — A somber President Obama paid tribute Thursday to the man he credits with his political awakening, saying Nelson Mandela’s dignity and sacrifice “transformed South Africa and moved all of us.” “He achieved more...
  • Obama: Mandela 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'

    Obama: Mandela 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, saying the former freedom fighter and barrier-breaking president “transformed South Africa and moved all of us.” "He achieved more than could be expected of any man....
  • California leaders remember and mourn Mandela

    SACRAMENTO -- California politicians on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid. “Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry...
  • Mourners in Washington place tributes at Nelson Mandela statue

    Mourners in Washington place tributes at Nelson Mandela statue
    WASHINGTON -- At the South African Embassy in Washington, mourners left bouquets of roses in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela that was unveiled in honor of the revered civil rights champion just three months ago.  Although the statue was shielded...
  • Nelson Mandela: Hollywood Remembers Its Fallen Friend

    Nelson Mandela's passing today at the age of 95 had a strong impact on Hollywood. While the South African politician and revolutionary leader has been depicted in films such as the upcoming TWC biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," he also partnered...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts

    Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts
    Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him. The theater served as a mirror to Mandela,...
  • Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration

    Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration
    WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
  • World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'

    World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'
    World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. "We've lost our...
  • Zuma urges South Africans to realize Nelson Mandela's vision of unity

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – President Jacob Zuma appealed to fellow South Africans to live up to Nelson Mandela’s ideals and realize his vision of a united country as he announced the death Thursday of the country’s beloved former...