Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela putting up a 'courageous' fight from his 'deathbed' says daughter

Anti-apartheid legend Nelson Mandela is still fighting for his life, said his daughter. Makaziwe Mandela told South Africa television that the country's former president is "still with us, strong,...

Nelson Mandela spends birthday and wedding anniversary with Graça Machel, the wife who will never give up on him

As Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday in hospital on 18 July many will put his against-the-odds survival down to his indomitable will. The great man himself might be inclined to cite the...

Nelson Mandela 'will go back home' says former South African President

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has said that he believes Nelson Mandela will soon return home from the Pretoria hospital where he has been for the past five weeks. "I am quite certain...

Nelson Mandela responding to treatment but remains in stable but critical condition

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains in a critical but stable condition. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visited the 94-year-old in hospital on Wednesday evening and was given...

Nelson Mandela's doctors deny he is in 'vegetative state' as family battle over burial grounds

Doctors treating Nelson Mandela have denied that the anti-apartheid icon was in a "permanent vegetative state". In a formal statement the South African government also quashed the claim that...

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Nelson Mandela's condition improves but is still 'critical'

Nelson Mandela's condition is said to have "improved" overnight acording to the South African President, Jakob Zuma. "He is much better today than he was when I saw him last night,"...

Celebrities pray for Nelson Mandela

Celebrities around the world, from David Beckham to Hillary Clinton, are praying for Nelson Mandela as the anti-apartheid icon remains critically ill in hospital. David has been at the forefront of a...

South Africa prays for 'critical' Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's condition has been described as critical for the first time, two weeks after he was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. His wife Graca Machel has been keeping a constant vigil...

Nelson Mandela visited by his family in hospital as he remains in a 'serious but stable' condition

South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has spent another night in hospital being treated for a lung infection. The revered statesman is in a serious but stable condition in intensive care after...

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with 'serious' lung infection

Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection. Mr Mandela's illness is said to be serious, although he is responding well to treatment at the hospital. The former South African...

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital as South Africa is urged not to panic

Nelson Mandela is spending his second full day in hospital as he responds to treatment for a recurrent lung infection. And as the world waits anxiously for news of the iconic former leader, 94, South African...

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital but 'not yet fully recovered'

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is doing well after being sent home from hospital, but is "not yet fully recovered", a government spokesperson has said. "He has sufficiently moved...

Nelson Mandela said to be 'doing well' following hospital admission for lung infection

Nelson Mandela is said to be doing well in hospital, according to South African officials. The human rights icon was admitted to hospital in Pretoria on Saturday to be treated, although no further...

Bill Clinton's special birthday visit to Nelson Mandela

The warm smile and friendly handshake say it all. Bill Clinton looked delighted to be in Nelson Mandela's company after paying him a visit on the eve of his 94th birthday.   CLICK ON PHOTO...

Bright smiles as Michelle Obama meets the father of the Rainbow Nation in Africa

At 92 years old, he is frail now and rarely receives visitors. But living legend Nelson Mandela made a special effort to see an inspirational woman who has made history in her own right. The father...

Princess pals put national loyalties aside at unforgettable World Cup close

With the eyes of the world trained on their country, South Africa bid farewell to their international guests at the World Cup final in a spectacular closing ceremony, featuring show-stopping pyrotechnics...



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