Tag: Nelson Mandela

‘Free at last,’ Mandela said, quoting King

JOHANNESBURG: The speaker, one of the world’s most recognizable black leaders, was addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress when he quoted America’s top

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‘Improving’ Mandela turns 95 in hospital

PRETORIA: Millions of people around the world marked Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday Thursday, heartened by news that the hospitalised icon was now able to smile and nod to visitors. After

Mandela makes ‘dramatic progress’, says daughter

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela has made “dramatic progress,” and may be going home “anytime soon,” said his daughter Zindzi on the eve of his 95th birthday. “I visited him

Mandela “responding to treatment”: S.African president

JOHANNESBURG: Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains in a critical but stable condition after more than a month in hospital, the

Obama to visit prison where Mandela held; challenges students to follow Mandela legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to South Africa on Sunday with a visit to the prison cell where anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was held and a call

Obama pledges to help Africa, pays tribute to Mandela

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE:  U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela as he flew to South Africa on Friday but played down expectations of a meeting

Obama protesters rally near hospital treating Mandela

PRETORIA: Hundreds of people in the South African capital Pretoria demonstrated on Friday against a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, marching near a hospital where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s health worsens, condition now ‘critical’

JOHANNESBURG: Former South African president Nelson Mandela ‘s condition deteriorated to “critical” on Sunday, the government said, two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a

Mandela remains in hospital for 5th day

JOHANNESBURG: For the fifth straight day, former South African President Nelson was in a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday, being treated for a recurring lung infection. The 94-year-old icon was hospitalized

Mandela’s health condition ‘serious but stable’

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela was back in hospital on Saturday in a “serious but stable” condition suffering from a recurrent lung infection, the latest health scare for South Africa´s frail anti-apartheid