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Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 95, died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.   Mandela, the country's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons to help guide South Africa through bloodshed and turmoil to democracy.   “Fellow South Africans, our beloved Nelson Rohlihla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed,”...

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