Host, Al Jazeera America
president Obama tells South Africa: "people of every race & every walk of life -- the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us"
#NelsonMandelaMemorial has begun in Soweto. 90k people including dozens of world leaders are streaming in despite cold & heavy rain
@DaHomieNick you know that is what the ANC calls it, right? And if you listen, I explain that it is legally post racial, not economically
Mandela was inspired by William Henley's 1892 poem, Invictus, which ends: "I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul"
Just landed in Jo'burg. Plane full of journos, + Pres. Carter & Kofi Annan. Real sense of moment & event on flight. #Mandela
Flying over Soweto's Soccer City, where the memorial will be held Tues. Last in saw Mandela was there at World Cup final '10
En route to South Africa, reminded of a favourite Mandela quote: "Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose."
The U.S. economy is up 2.1 Million jobs this year and 2013 is likely to be the best year for hiring since 2005