The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela

By Katie Bacharach

Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and South Africa’s first black president, has died, according to BBC NewsReuters, and Washington Post.

Mr. Mandela led South Africa’s transition from apartheid after spending 27 years in prison for his political activities. He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after being hospitalized for three months. Mr. Mandela was 95.