Obama on Mandela: ‘Today he has gone home’
BBC News: President Obama spoke about Nelson Mandela Thursday, shortly after the world learned of his death.
Nelson Mandela “achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he has gone home,” President Obama said.
Mandela, who died at age 95, was suffering from a recurring lung infection but returned home from the hospital in September to spend his remaining days at his family home near Johannesburg.
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Photo: Mandela celebrates his 86th birthday flanked by his wife Graca Machel, left, and ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela, right, in his home town of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on July 18, 2004. (AFP - Getty Images)