Lawmakers announced a sweeping agreement Monday to pass a long-awaited authorization bill for the Defense Department before the end of the year, but a proposed amendment to curb military sexual assault didn’t make the cut.
The messages are simple but profound. “I love you,” Dineo Pilane, 9, wrote on a wall of remembrances next to the Nelson Mandela family home and museum on Vilikazi Street. “Thank You,” wrote Mpho, 8.
Nelson Mandela was, in the words of one old friend, "a great giant who strode the universe like a colossus," and his sendoff in South Africa will be on a scale not seen in modern memory.