Nelson Mandela

6:16am

Sun September 1, 2013
World

Ailing Mandela Is Sent Home In Critical Condition

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 5:51 pm

Nelson Mandela photographed during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children's Foundation in April 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

Nelson Mandela, still in critical condition with a chronic lung infection, was discharged from a hospital Sunday and taken by ambulance to his home in Johannesburg after three months of intensive care. The former South African president and anti-apartheid leader is 95.

The news comes a day after mistaken reports that he had already been sent home from a Pretoria hospital.

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3:29am

Sun September 1, 2013
World

Mandela Is Released From The Hospital

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 12:22 pm

A portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela with get well messages Saturday outside the hospital where he was treated for a lung infection.
Themba Hadebe AP

Former South African President Nelson Mandel was released from a hospital where he has been treated for a recurring lung infection since June 8.

His condition remains critical, but doctors feel he can still receive intensive care at home, the government said.

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6:49am

Sat August 31, 2013
World

Mandela Remains In 'Critical But Stable Condition'

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 12:26 pm

In an image taken from video, South African President Jacob Zuma, left, sits with the ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Madela in April.
Associated Press

Nelson Mandela is still in the hospital, despite reports to the contrary.

CNN and the BBC, quoting sources close to Mandela, reported Saturday that the ailing 95-year-old anti-apartheid leader and former South African president had returned to his Johannesburg home after a long hospitalization.

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1:40am

Thu July 25, 2013
Parallels

South Africans Ponder A Nation Without Mandela

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 5:10 pm

A well-wisher uses his phone to take a picture of a banner of photos of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the former South African president is being treated.
Ben Curtis AP

From the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, shack dwellers can look across a ravine to the spires of Sandton City, which houses the most lavish shopping mall in sub-Saharan Africa.

Alex, as this slum of roughly a half a million people is known, was home to Nelson Mandela when he first moved to Johannesburg in 1941.

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5:37am

Thu July 18, 2013
The Two-Way

WATCH: South Africa Celebrates Mandela's 95th Birthday

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:58 am

Schoolchildren sing 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela's former home in Soweto Township on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

It's a bittersweet day in South Africa today: Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who many consider the country's father, is celebrating his 95th birthday. But he is doing so from a hospital bed in Pretoria.

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