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Nelson Mandela Dies, Age 95

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and first black president of South Africa, died Thursday. He was 95 years old. South President Jacob Zuma announced Mr. Mandela's death in a nationally televised address, saying he had "passed on peacefully." "Our nation has lost its greatest son," Mr. Zuma said. He said that Mr. Mandela will be accorded a state funeral and that national flags will be flown at half mast. Mr. Mandela spent near three decades in prison...

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