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An electronic billboard announces Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday in New York's Times Square, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Upbeat health report for Mandela on 95th birthday

SEE INTERACTIVE TIMELINE ABOUT NELSON MANDELA HERE JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela smiled and nodded Thursday — his 95th birthday — and South Africans celebrated upbeat reports about the former president’s health […]

07/18/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

South Africa: Nelson Mandela in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited […]

06/23/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

SAfrica: Mandela ‘responding better to treatment’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela began responding better to treatment Wednesday morning for a recurring lung infection following “a difficult last few days,” South Africa’s president said. President Jacob Zuma told parliament that […]

06/12/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela remains in serious but stable condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was in serious but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital for the third day Monday with a recurring lung infection, and a foundation led by retired archbishop Desmond Tutu described […]

06/10/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

South Africa: Mandela has lung infection

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans on Saturday said their thoughts were with former President Nelson Mandela, who was in “serious but stable” condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a recurring […]

06/09/2013

SABC News video posted to YouTube on April 29, 2013 shows Nelson Mandela.

Mandela appears an ailing man in video

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma said he found Nelson Mandela “in good shape and in good spirits” Monday but a video of his encounter with the ailing anti-apartheid icon belies those cheery words, showing him with a vacant look.

04/29/2013

Nelson Mandela

Mandela in hospital with lung infection

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, has been hit by a lung infection again and is in a hospital, the presidency said Thursday.

03/28/2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela hospitalized

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Inside a Catholic church that once served as a major rallying point for anti-apartheid activists, the image of a gray-suited Nelson Mandela appears in stained-glass window that also features angels and the cross.

12/09/2012

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