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South Africa: Emotion builds over Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File) by Christopher Torchia JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans were torn on Wednesday between the desire not to lose a critically ill Nelson Mandela, who defined the aspirations of so many of his compatriots, and resignation that the beloved former prisoner and president is approaching the end of his life.

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Grandson: Mandela hopefully coming home soon

Grandson Ndaba Mandela arrives at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated, in Pretoria, South Africa Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) by Wandoo Makurdi JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A grandson of Nelson Mandela says hopefully he’ll be headed home soon, as the 94-year-old beloved former president marked two weeks in the hospital Friday. Ndaba Mandela addressed concerns about his grandfather’s health at a Thursday media briefing about a football invitational that will be part of celebrations surrounding Mandela’s 95th birthday on July 18.

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South Africa president: Mandela is improving

NELSON MANDELA (AP Photo/File) JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Nelson Mandela’s health is improving but the 94-year-old beloved anti-apartheid hero remains in serious condition, South Africa’s president said Thursday. Jacob Zuma paid a visit to Mandela in a Pretoria hospital, where the former president has been treated for six days, according to a statement released by the presidency.

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‘Africa Day’: In Ethiopia, African Union celebrates 50 years

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Saturday May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Young, pool) by Kirubel TadesseADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union on Saturday marked 50 years since the founding of a continentwide organization that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and which now is trying to stay relevant on a continent regularly troubled by conflict.

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South Africa at crossroads as Mandela hospitalized

by Jon GambrellAssociated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela is “doing very, very well” while undergoing unspecified medical tests at a military hospital, the nation’s defense minister said Monday. The office of the presidency said the anti-apartheid icon was being kept in the hospital for a third day for more tests. COUNTRY WORRIES–A newspaper vendor sells Sunday newspapers reporting on former South African President, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)