The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Nelson Mandela Passes Away at Age of 95, Draws Countless Tributes

    During 10 days of memorials and opportunities for public grieving, South Africa and the world mined Mandela’s teachings and legacies – from his eventual decision to support violence in the fight against apartheid to the nearly two decades of democracy for which he was prepared to sacrifice his life. Mandela inspired legions of people, and his service to his country lives on in its democratic institutions and civically minded people, however fitful South Africa’s democracy may seem at times.

    Sources: New Yorker, Business Day, Daily Maverick, Washington Post, Daily Maverick

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