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Nelson Mandela’s health improving by the day, his daughter says

By David Dolan Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s health is improving daily and he is now able to sit up for minutes at a time, his youngest daughter told state broadcaster SABC. The 95-year-old has been in a Pretoria … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tata Madiba

Birthday wishes were pouring in for former president Nelson Mandela as he turned 95 on Thursday, with a tangible sense of celebration in the country as millions of pupils sang “Happy Birthday Madiba” and South Africans from all walks of … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Mandela

By Joshua DuBois As President Obama visits South Africa, Nelson Mandela lies dying. I—like millions of Americans who grew up thousands of miles away from the massacre at Sharpeville and the rally at Durban, and decades away from the trials … Continue reading

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South Africa waits after Mandela’s condition worsens

By Siphiwe Sibeko South Africans prayed and waited on Thursday after another downturn in the condition of ailing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela forced President Jacob Zuma to cancel a trip to neighboring Mozambique. Zuma had been due to attend a summit in Maputo … Continue reading

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