Mandela

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

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)

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

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Mandela could soon be discharged, Mbeki says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela may be discharged from hospital soon to recuperate at home, said a former president of South Africa. The prediction about Mandela leaving the hospital was made by Thabo Mbeki as […]

07/14/2013

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

Mandela trial ‘spark that lit flame’ 50 years ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three silver-haired men sat together and recalled a court case 50 years ago that rocketed their friend and fellow freedom fighter to fame. To one man in the group that friend is […]

07/09/2013

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

US President Barack Obama (right) and Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. (AP Photo)

Obama’s ties to Mandela loom over S. Africa visit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s struggles in South Africa, a young Barack Obama joined campus protests in the U.S. against the racist rule that kept Mandela locked away in prison for nearly three […]

06/28/2013

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