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Thamsanqa Jantjie gesticulates at his home during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Fake signer at Mandela event accused in mob attack

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Just when it seemed the scandal over the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial had run its course, a cousin and three friends say he was part of a mob […]

12/16/2013

Floral tributes to former president Nelson Mandela, pile up beneath a statue of Mandela on Mandela Square at Sandton City, in Johannesburg Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Athol Moralee)

South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What next for South Africa? This racially charged country that, on Nelson Mandela’s watch, inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994 is again in the global spotlight after […]

12/06/2013

A guest looks at photographs of and writings by former president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Johannesburg, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South African archivists study Mandela missives

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Most of Nelson Mandela’s handwriting is neat, but it harbors a few mysteries. Archivists sometimes struggle to decipher words in the vast body of documents that Mandela penned, and he often jotted […]

11/18/2013

An ambulance transporting former South African president Nelson Mandela arrives at the home of the former statesman in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo / Denis Farrell)

Mandela discharged from hospital, returns home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, 95, was discharged from hospital on Sunday while still in critical condition and was taken by ambulance to his Johannesburg home where he will receive intensive care, the office of […]

09/01/2013

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 remains in hospital, condition unchanged

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized in a critical but stable condition, the office of South Africa’s president said Saturday. The statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma denied reports that Mandela had […]

08/31/2013

Well-wishers sing and dance to the sound of an accordion outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

South Africa: Mandela shows sustained improvement

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The office of the South African president says Nelson Mandela has made a “sustained improvement” although he remains in a critical condition. The statement said that President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela in […]

07/22/2013

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)

SAfrica: Mandela very much alive grandson says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A grandson of Nelson Mandela said Tuesday the ailing former president is very much alive, while the South African government announced he remains in a critical but stable condition. Ndaba Mandela, whose […]

07/09/2013

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

Mandela’s ex-wife: Former S. African leader better

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The ex-wife of critically ill Nelson Mandela said Friday that the 94-year-old beloved former president is showing a “great improvement” compared to a few days ago. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela gave the update while […]

06/28/2013

Nelson Mandela

South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s health improved overnight and his condition remains critical but is now stable, the South African government said Thursday in a statement that brought a measure of relief to the country. […]

06/27/2013

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