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  • Mandela Buried as South Africa Says Goodbye to Its ‘Great Son’

    Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and most revered citizen, was laid to rest at his rural home next to the remains of three of his six children, ending a 10-day official mourning period.

  • South Africa Plans Final Memorial for Mandela at Qunu Burial

    The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela arrived in Qunu, his rural home village in the Eastern Cape province, for a burial that will end 10 days of memorial events since his death.

  • Thousands Turned Away as Mourners Bid Farewell to Mandela

    South African police turned away thousands of mourners attempting to pay their respects to former President Nelson Mandela, who was lying in state for a final day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

  • When Nelson Mandela First Emerged to Freedom

    The day in 1990 that Nelson Mandela walked to freedom, I waited hours in the hot sun outside city hall in downtown Cape Town, in a crowd of thousands of blacks and mixed-race coloreds dying to glimpse their hoped-for savior. Mandela, who died today at 95, had been locked away in prison for more than 27 years. As it happened, the excitement of witnessing history that day was tarnished by mishaps.

  • Jesse Jackson Should Stay Out of Colombia

    For a man with the diplomatic finesse to secure the freedom of American hostages in such places as Syria, Cuba, Iraq and Yugoslavia, the Reverend Jesse Jackson can’t take a hint.

  • Jackson Absence Due to Mood Disorder, His Office Says

    U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.’s monthlong absence from Congress is due to a mood disorder, not alcohol or drug-abuse treatment, according to the Illinois Democrat’s office.

  • Representative Jackson Needs ‘Extended Treatment’

    U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. needs “extended in-patient treatment,” and his medical condition is “more serious” than initially thought, the Illinois congressman’s office said today.

  • Hoyer Joins Calls for Jackson to Disclose Health Ailment

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer added his voice to a group of Democratic lawmakers calling for Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to provide details of the ailments that have caused his monthlong absence from Congress.

  • Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Career Derailed by Corruption Charge

    Jesse Jackson Jr., the son and namesake of a civil rights icon and once a rising Democratic Party star, would have likely flown on Air Force One yesterday had corruption charges not short-circuited his political career.

  • Jackson Seeks Voter Drive Against Florida Shooting Law

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson called for a voter-registration drive to elect officials who would repeal a Florida law that prevented police from arresting a crime-watch volunteer suspected in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

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