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June 27, 2013: Large photographs of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at the Civic Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. (AP Photo/File)

5 key moments in Mandela’s life

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, was regarded as one of the great figures of the past century for his generosity of spirit, sacrifices in the […]

12/05/2013

In this May 10, 1994, file photo, Nelson Mandela dances at a celebration concert in Pretoria, South Africa, following his inauguration as the country's first black president. (AP Photo/John Parkin, File)

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white […]

12/05/2013

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Idris Elba, as Nelson Mandela, left, and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela in a scene from "Mandela: Long walk to Freedom. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Keith Bernstein)

‘Mandela’ to screen for Obama at White House

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. […]

11/04/2013

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

In this July 16, 2013 file photo, South African artist Paul Blomkamp explains the meaning behind the giant acrylic-on-canvas painting he has made of former South African President Nelson Mandela, at his studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Artists celebrate Mandela with paintings

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With giant portraits of Nelson Mandela and colorful posters, South African artists are celebrating the 95th birthday Thursday of the anti-apartheid leader, who remains hospitalized although his condition has improved. The “father […]

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, 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)

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

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

South Africa: Nelson Mandela remains in hospital

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent a second night in a hospital, where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. The government has said that 94-year-old Mandela […]

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

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