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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, right, leads a prayer service in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo)

Mandela to be buried Dec. 15

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Flags were lowered to half-staff across South Africa and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in the country’s vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and […]

12/06/2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 94th birthday in Qunu, South Africa, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Mandela movie to open this month in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Nelson Mandela was amused by the elaborate makeup process a British actor went through to play him in a film based on his autobiography, the movie’s producer said Saturday of a special […]

11/02/2013

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

South Africa: Mandela in critical condition

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Tuesday urged his compatriots to show their appreciation for Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in a hospital, by marking his 95th birthday next […]

06/25/2013

Nelson Mandela

Mandela to stay close to medical care at home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The doctors treating former South African leader Nelson Mandela believe he should remain in Johannesburg for now to be close to medical facilities that can provide care to the 94-year-old.

12/27/2012

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