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Former President Jimmy Carter and Rev. Jesse Jackson remember Nelson Mandela.
(CNN) - Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson was in Capetown the day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison a free man, after more than 27 years of confinement.
"It was so overwhelming ... there had been such a great buildup, such anticipation," said Jackson.
Young people in South Africa, and all over the world, will know of Mandela only from history books. Jackson says his wish is that they remember his forgiveness.
"Having come through the scars of exile, the scars of 27 years of jail, through all of that, he said we must get up from here and don't linger here," said Jackson. "That we must choose at this point reconciliation, over retaliation and revenge."
(CNN) - When former President Jimmy Carter met Nelson Mandela, the first thing the South African leader did was congratulate Carter on his daughter Amy.
"(Amy) had been arrested three times in college for demonstrating against apartheid in South Africa," Carter said in a phone interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
"We got off to a good start, and we maintained our friendship right up until the end of his life," said Carter.
(CNN) - An American teacher working in Benghazi, Libya, awoke this morning, put on his running shoes like he's probably done countless other mornings, and went out for a jog.
But Ronnie Smith never returned home.
Gunmen shot and killed Smith right in the streets of Benghazi. At this point, it's not known who did this, or why Smith might have been targeted.
The Smith family will likely want justice, and answers. But in a place like Libya, they may never know what really happened.
"It's pretty unlikely, perhaps," said terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank. "Very, very difficult for the FBI to get over to places like Benghazi. Very difficult even for the Libyan central government to actually operate in Benghazi."
(CNN) - South African President Jacob Zuma announces Nelson Mandela has died, saying "he passed on peacefully, in the company of his family."
"We will always love you, Madiba, may your soul rest in peace. God bless Africa," Zuma said.
(CNN) – Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."