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South Africa’s Zuma Faces Challenge for ANC Leadership

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress are voting on the party’s top six leadership positions including who will lead the organization in the run-up to the 2014 presidential election. President Jacob Zuma is facing a challenge by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Monday’s vote for the ANC chairmanship. Mr. Zuma is expected to […]

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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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South Africa Arrests 4 in Suspected Ruling Party Conference Plot

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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South African police have arrested four right-wing extremists suspected of plotting an attack on a conference of the ruling party. Police issued a statement Monday, but gave few details about the arrests, saying they occurred Sunday and that the men are between 40 and 50 years old. The African National Congress, which has led South […]

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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 African President Challenged For Top ANC Spot

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, will challenge President Jacob Zuma for the leadership of the ruling African National Congress. Motlanthe’s spokesman, Thabo Masebe, confirmed Thursday that the deputy leader accepted the nomination after receiving the endorsement of several of the country’s provinces. Motlanthe is also running to retain his post as deputy. Mr. Zuma, […]

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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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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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