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Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital where he has been listed in “critical but stable” condition with a lung infection for the past month.On Friday, Mandela’s wife, Graca …

Obama Visits Mandela’s Robben Island Cell

Obama Visits Mandela’s Robben Island Cell

iStockphoto(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) — On Sunday, with the world’s eyes on the ailing Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked in the footsteps of the man he’s called his personal hero.
Touring the prison on Robben Island, Obama stood alone …

Obama Toasts Mandela, ‘The Master of His Fate’

Obama Toasts Mandela, ‘The Master of His Fate’

JUDA NGWENYA/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Speaking at an official dinner in Pretoria Saturday night, President Obama offered a moving toast to Nelson Mandela, “a man who has always been the master of his fate, who taught us that we…

Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington

Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington

WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Image(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Although President Obama will not get a chance to see Nelson Mandela on his trip to South Africa, he is using his historic visit to pay tribute to the man he calls a hero to the world and will …

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(PRETORIA, South Africa) — President Obama will not visit the hospital to meet with ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Saturday.
“Out of deference to Nelson Mandela’s …

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition on Sunday in his battle with a lung infection, according to a statement from the South A…

Nelson Mandela’s Ambulance Broke Down on the Way to Hospital

Nelson Mandela’s Ambulance Broke Down on the Way to Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — The ambulance carrying Nelson Mandela to the hospital two weeks ago broke down, according to the South African government and the 94-year-old was forced to wait for a second ambulance to finish the transport….

Nelson Mandela Spends Second Night in Hospital

Nelson Mandela Spends Second Night in Hospital

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, spent a second night in the hospital battling a lung infection on Saturday.On Saturday, South Africa officials said Mandela was in …

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Lung Infection

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Lung Infection

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, is in “serious but stable condition” after contracting a lung infection, South Africa officials said.The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner’s …

Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Saturday following a sustained and gradual improvement in his condition, according to a release from President Jacob Zuma.
Man…

Nelson Mandela Continues to Receive Medical Treatment

Nelson Mandela Continues to Receive Medical Treatment

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in the hospital and continues to receive treatment, according to a press release issued on Sunday by a spokesman for South Africa’s president.“Gover…

Nelson Mandela Breathing Without Difficulty

Nelson Mandela Breathing Without Difficulty

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now able to “breathe without difficulty” while receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection, a spokesman for South Africa’s president said Saturday.Mande…

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.Mandela, 94, has “re…

Nelson Mandela in Hospital for Check-Up

Nelson Mandela in Hospital for Check-Up

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.Mand…

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African president Nelson Mandela will be able to spend at least part of the holiday season with his family at home rather than in a hospital room.The 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was disc…

Nelson Mandela in ‘Good Spirits,’ President Jacob Zuma Says

Nelson Mandela in ‘Good Spirits,’ President Jacob Zuma Says

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South African President Jacob Zuma has said Nelson Mandela is “in good spirits,” following a visit to the former South African President in the hospital on Christmas day. Zuma joined Graca Machel and members of t…

Mandela Doctors Not ‘Focusing on Discharge,’ Says Spokesman

Mandela Doctors Not ‘Focusing on Discharge,’ Says Spokesman

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — On day 14 of Nelson Mandela’s hospitalization, a spokesman for the Office of the Presidency reiterated to Friday that Mandela may not be released from the hospital anytime soon.  “I don&rsquo…

Nelson Mandela Still in Hospital, May Not Leave Soon

Nelson Mandela Still in Hospital, May Not Leave Soon

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela may not be leaving the hospital any time soon, according to the latest statement from government officials.The 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero has been hospitaliz…

Mandela Undergoes an Operation to Remove Gallstones

Mandela Undergoes an Operation to Remove Gallstones

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is not only recovering from a lung infection, but also from a surgery on Saturday morning to remove gallstones.The 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was flown to an…

Nelson Mandela Being Treated for Lung Infection

Nelson Mandela Being Treated for Lung Infection

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending his fourth day in the hospital on Tuesday being treated for a lung infection, according to South Africa’s presidency.In a statement, the gov…

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