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South Africa’s Mandela Spends Night in Hospital

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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People in South Africa are expressing concern for former South African president Nelson Mandela after he spent the night in a Pretoria hospital. A statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office says the 94-year-old former leader was admitted Saturday for tests “consistent with his age.” The statement says there is “no cause for alarm.” Worshippers gathered […]

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South Africa’s Mandela Hospitalized

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria. A statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office says the 94-year-old former leader was admitted on Saturday, for tests “consistent with his age.” The statement says there is “no cause for alarm.” Mr. Mandela has grown frail and has not made a […]

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South African School Children Sing to Nelson Mandela

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Twelve million South African schoolchildren sang Happy Birthday to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as he turned 94 on Wednesday. Mr. Mandela, who is retired from public life, is spending the day with his family in his southeastern village home of Qunu. Meanwhile, people around the world are dedicating 67 minutes of the day to volunteer […]

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Mandela leaves Hospital After Minor Surgery

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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A South African spokesman says former president Nelson Mandela has been released from the hospital after a surgical procedure for a “long-standing” abdominal condition. President Jacob Zuma office said Sunday the doctors found nothing “seriously wrong” with the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon. Defense Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said Sunday, Mr. Mandela had a tiny camera inserted into […]

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South African Spokesman: Mandela Doing Well, Hospital Release Expected Soon

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A South African spokesman says former president Nelson Mandela is doing well and could be released from the hospital as early as Sunday after a surgical procedure for a “long-standing” abdominal condition. Defense Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said Sunday, the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon had a tiny camera inserted into his stomach Saturday after his planned admission […]

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Mandela Hospitalized for Abdominal Pains

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela underwent a diagnostic procedure in a Johannesburg hospital Saturday for a “long-standing” abdominal condition. The country’s current president, Jacob Zuma, said in a statement that the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon was in no danger and is expected to leave the hospital Sunday or Monday. Using Mr. Mandela’s affectionate clan name, […]

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Mandela Undergoes Diagnostic Procedure at Johannesburg Hospital

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela underwent a diagnostic procedure in a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday for what is described as a “long-standing abdominal complaint.” The country’s president, Jacob Zuma, reported in a statement that the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon was in no danger and is expected to leave the hospital Sunday or Monday. Using Mr. […]

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Mandela Hospitalized But ‘No Need to Worry’

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a Johannesburg hospital for what is described as “long-standing abdominal complaint.” A spokesman for South Africa’s ruling party, Keith Khosa, says the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon is in the hospital for a planned checkup and that surgery is not planned. He said “there is no need […]

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SAF Political Spokesman Says Nelson Mandela Hospital Admission Was Planned

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for South Africa’s ruling party says former president Nelson Mandela’s admission to a hospital in Johannesburg Saturday was planned on advice from his doctors. Keith Khosa of the African Nation Congress said an operation is not part of Mr. Mandela’s care for an ongoing stomach ailment. Earlier Saturday, President Jacob Zuma issued a […]

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Former S. African President Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Johannesburg on advice from his doctors. President Jacob Zuma issued a statement Saturday saying that Mr. Mandela has had “a long-standing abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention.” Mr. Zuma expressed get-well wishes from the South African people […]

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