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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 Teaches Young Cape Town Rapper How to ‘Drop the Mike’

Obama Teaches Young Cape Town Rapper How to ‘Drop the Mike’

iStockphoto(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) — President Obama was treated to an impromptu rap performance Sunday as he toured a classroom at Desmond Tutu’s HIV Foundation Youth Center.
“This is a pretty cool place to be,” the president said…

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 …

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 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…

Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Facing Culpable Homicide Charge

Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Facing Culpable Homicide Charge

Nelius Rademan/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — The attorney for Oscar Pistorius’ family said on Sunday that the Olympian’s brother is facing a culpable homicide charge relating to a 2008 road accident in which a motorcyclist…

Oscar Pistorius to Be Released on Bail

Oscar Pistorius to Be Released on Bail

Herman Verwey/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, will be released on bail, a South African magistrate ruled on Friday.In …

Friends Believe Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp Were Happy

Friends Believe Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp Were Happy

Waldo Swiegers/Heat Magazine/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Friends of model Reeva Steenkamp describe her relationship with Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius as seemingly healthy and normal, and they say that’s why it’s so hard for t…

Lead Detective in Oscar Pistorius Murder Probe Under Scrutiny

Lead Detective in Oscar Pistorius Murder Probe Under Scrutiny

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — The Oscar Pistorius murder probe has suddenly focused on Hilton Botha, the prosecution’s lead police detective.While a judge in Pretoria, South Africa, still hasn&rsquo…

Oscar Pistorius Shots Said to Have Come from High Angle

Oscar Pistorius Shots Said to Have Come from High Angle

Herman Verwey/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — At the second day of a bail hearing for Olympian Oscar Pistorius, a South African investigator who arrived at the scene of the Feb. 14 fatal shooting said that Reeva Steenkam…

Oscar Pistorius Charged with Premeditated Murder

Oscar Pistorius Charged with Premeditated Murder

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday denied that he willfully killed his girlfriend, telling a South African court that he shot the woman through his bathroom door because he believed …

‘Blade Runner’ Olympian Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend

‘Blade Runner’ Olympian Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic gold medalist known as the “Blade Runner,” was taken into custody in South Africa on Thursday and charged with the murder of his girlfriend, who was fa…

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…

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…

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…

Nelson Mandela Remains Hospitalized

Nelson Mandela Remains Hospitalized

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader, spent a second night in the hospital on Sunday, but officials remain tight-lipped about his condition or the medical…

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South Africans are keeping a watchful eye on Nelson Mandela after the former president and anti-apartheid leader was hospitalized this weekend.Mandela, 94, was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday for r…

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Nelson Mandela ‘Looked Well’ and in ‘Good Hands’: South African President Jacob Zuma

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South Africans are keeping a watchful eye on Nelson Mandela after the former president and anti-apartheid leader was hospitalized this weekend.Mandela, 94, was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday for r…

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