Mandela Day

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

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

This July 11, 2010 photo provided by Italian land artist Dario Gambarin shows his a gigantic portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela, ploughed by Gambarin in a country field of 27,000 square meters, in Castagnaro, Italy. Gambarin made the portrait to mark the end of the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. (AP Photo/Dario Gambarin)

Mandela Day celebrations around the world

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The world is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day with acts of community service and messages of goodwill to the former South African president who remains hospitalized on his 95th birthday. SEE AN INTERACTIVE […]

07/18/2013

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

Interactive timeline about Nelson Mandela

An interactive timeline about Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 95th birthday today.  

07/18/2013

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