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People wanting to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela queue in downtown Pretoria, South Africa, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

100,000 gather but only half see Mandela’s body

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An estimated 100,000 South Africans lined up in Pretoria to view Nelson Mandela in his casket but about a third of the overwhelming crowd was sent away without being able […]

12/13/2013

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Remembering Nelson Mandela 1918 -2013

People across South Africa and around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers today. Mandela will lie in state in South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria from Wednesday until he is […]

12/06/2013

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

Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo)

Witnesses heard woman scream, then Pistorius fired

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Witnesses heard a woman screaming before gunshots fired by Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend early on Valentine’s Day, South African prosecutors said Monday, contradicting the Paralympic champion’s version of events […]

08/19/2013

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)

Interactive timeline about Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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