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Nelson Mandela

South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s health improved overnight and his condition remains critical but is now stable, the South African government said Thursday in a statement that brought a measure of relief to the country. […]

06/27/2013

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

South Africa: Mandela in critical condition

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Tuesday urged his compatriots to show their appreciation for Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in a hospital, by marking his 95th birthday next […]

06/25/2013

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

South Africa: Nelson Mandela in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited […]

06/23/2013

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)

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

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

Carl Pistorius

Pistorius’ brother facing culpable homicide charge

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The brother of Olympic star Oscar Pistorius is facing a culpable homicide charge for a 2008 road death, compounding problems for the family after the double-amputee runner was charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

02/24/2013

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius says no intentions to kill girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. Click to listen to an interview with a reporter in South Africa.

02/19/2013

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (AP Photo)

Weeping Pistorius faces life in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wept in court as prosecutors said they’ll charge him of premeditated murder for killing his model girlfriend. The man who once inspired the world could spend the rest of his life in prison.

02/15/2013

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