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South African Presidency says Mandela’s Health Improving

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s presidency says former president Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones. A statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office says Mr. Mandela has made steady progress and continues to improve. Mr. Mandela has been receiving treatment at his Johannesburg home. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was hospitalized for […]

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South African President Zuma Visits Mandela in Hospital

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says former leader Nelson Mandela is “looking much better,” after more than two weeks in a Pretoria hospital. Mr. Zuma commented on Tuesday, after a Christmas visit with the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon. President Zuma said Mr. Mandela was happy to have visitors and was in “good spirts”. He added that […]

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South Africa’s Mandela to Spend Christmas in Hospital

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South African officials say former president Nelson Mandela will spend Christmas in a hospital. The office of the presidency issued a statement confirming his doctors’ decision on Monday. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8. He underwent surgery to remove gallstones on Saturday, a few days after doctors treated […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Urges Countrymen to Pray for Ailing Mandela

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has visited former president and civil rights icon Nelson Mandela in the hospital and urged his countrymen to keep praying for the 94-year-old Nobel laureate. A presidential spokesman said Mr. Zuma assured Mr. Mandela of the love and support of all South Africans, young and old — and supporters the […]

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Zuma: Mandela’s Condition Improving

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s president says the health of Nelson Mandela is improving following gallstone surgery and treatment for a lung infection. Jacob Zuma spoke at the close of a ruling ANC party conference Thursday. He said Mr. Mandela’s condition was “serious” but added that he is “responding well to treatment and has steadily improved over the […]

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Mandela Remains Hospitalized, Health Improving

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized after undergoing recent gallstone surgery and treatment for a lung infection. A presidential spokesman said Monday that the public should assume that Mr. Mandela’s health is improving unless it supplies information to the contrary. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8. […]

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Mandela Has Surgery to Remove Gall Stones

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African leader Nelson Mandela underwent a surgical “procedure” Saturday to remove gallstones. A statement from the South African presidency says doctors performed an endoscopy on the 94-year-old former president. It says the procedure was successful and that Mr. Mandela is recovering. The anti-apartheid icon was hospitalized in Pretoria a week ago. Doctors initially […]

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South Africa’s Mandela Has Lung Infection

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection that has reoccurred. In a statement Tuesday, a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma also said doctors have concluded tests on Mr. Mandela that revealed the infection. The 94-year-old former president was admitted to a Pretoria hospital Saturday for what government officials […]

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South Africa’s Mandela Has Lung Infection

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela is receiving treatment for a lung infection that has reoccurred. In a Tuesday statement, a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said doctors have concluded tests on Mr. Mandela that revealed the infection. The spokesman said the 94-year-old former president is “responding to the treatment.” Mr. Mandela was […]

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South Africa’s Mandela Spends Night in Hospital

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in South Africa say former president Nelson Mandela spent the night in a Pretoria hospital, where he was admitted to undergo tests. President Jacob Zuma visited Mr. Mandela Sunday morning, and said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was “comfortable, and in good care.” An earlier statement from Mr. Zuma’s office Saturday said the 94-year-old […]

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