On Friday morning I was in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe with about 50 Zimbabweans; 30 Batswana,as the citizens of Botswana are known; and two other Americans at a U.S. Embassy sponsored youth exchange when I heard the news about Mandela. I knew there would be an immediate reaction, but I could have never predicted what I observed. While respectful, there was no pronounced show of emotion or grief. Since the group was in a national park without Internet or phone access, the news was delivered by an embassy staffer. There was no gasp of shock or expression of condolence. Instead, they shook their heads in acceptance and kept moving throughout their day as if nothing noteworthy occurred.