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A guest looks at photographs of and writings by former president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Johannesburg, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South African archivists study Mandela missives

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Most of Nelson Mandela’s handwriting is neat, but it harbors a few mysteries. Archivists sometimes struggle to decipher words in the vast body of documents that Mandela penned, and he often jotted […]

11/18/2013

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

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’s wife thanks world for ‘love, generosity’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he […]

06/17/2013

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