Jacob Zuma

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

Mandela’s wife thanks world for ‘love, generosity’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he […]

06/17/2013

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 condition, gov’t says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela remained in serious but stable condition during his fourth day in the hospital Tuesday for a recurring lung infection, while school children sang outside the 94-year-old […]

06/11/2013

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, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

South Africa: Mandela in hospital on Easter

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela had a restful day in a hospital Sunday and is improving following treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia, the government said.

03/31/2013

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

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

South Africa President Jacob Zuma

South Africa president prefers people over pets

South Africa’s president says a dog should not be man’s best friend. President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa, which was dominated by whites until two decades ago.

12/27/2012

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