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Nelson Mandela’s health showing ‘slow but steady improvement’

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South African President Jacob Zuma announced yesterday that the health of former President and anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela was showing a “slow but steady improvement”. The 95-year-old was admitted to hospital on June 8 with a lung infection.

Zuma’s statement mirrors that of Mandela’s youngest daughter Zindzi who told the state-owned television company SABC on Friday that Mandela “now manages to sit up, like now he is able to sit up in a chair for a few minutes in a day. Every day you know, he is becoming more alert, more responsive and so on.”

Zindzi was confident in her father’s recovery: “[He] is determined not to go anywhere anytime soon. I cannot stress this enough. People must stop saying to the family ‘let go, let go’. We are just looking at this man who is saying ‘I’m not going anywhere’.”

According to legal documents filed by Mandela’s family, he was at one stage on life support. All vehicles entering the hospital in Pretoria where Mandela is being treated are being searched by police officers. Well-wishers have left messages and flowers for Mandela.



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March 28, 2013

Former South African president Nelson Mandela hospitalised again after lung infection recurrence

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The South African Government has said Nelson Mandela, formerly a President of the country, has been readmitted to hospital. A press release from the Government said it was due to the return of a lung infection Mandela has experienced before.

Mandela was taken into the hospital just prior to 0000 SAST (0200 UTC) today. Current South African President Jacob Zuma made an “appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts,” he said, adding: “We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery”. The statement did not disclose much more detail other than the request from the President Zuma’s office “once again for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to do their work.”

Mandela had been given an arranged medical check-up earlier this month. The former South African President has been hospitalised at least four times since the start of 2011. The last time Mandela was hospitalised was on December 8 last year, when he received hospital treatment for gallstones and a lung infection. He was discharged eighteen days later, on December 26.



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Nelson Mandela hospitalised again with lung infection recurrence

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The South African Government has said Nelson Mandela, formerly a President of the country, has been readmitted to hospital. Their press release states this is due to the return of a lung infection Mandela has experienced before.

Mandela was taken into hospital just prior to midnight local time (0200 UTC) last night. Current South African President Jacob Zuma made an “appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts,” he said, adding: “We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure [his] recovery”. The statement did not disclose more detail than the request from President Zuma’s office “once again for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to do their work.”

Mandela underwent an arranged medical check-up earlier this month; the former South African President has been hospitalised at least four times since the start of 2011, most-recently on December 8 last year, when he was treated for gallstones and a lung infection. He was discharged on December 26, after an eighteen day stay in hospital.



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December 28, 2012

South Africa hospital discharges former president Nelson Mandela

South Africa hospital discharges former president Nelson Mandela

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The South African government has reported that former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital in Pretoria, where he was hospitalised December 8. Mandela received hospital treatment for gallstones and a lung infection. Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said Mandela “will undergo home-based high care at his Houghton home until he recovers fully”.

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Mandela was hospitalised for eighteen days, his longest hospitalisation since 1990, when he was released from prison after 27 years.

Current president Jacob Zuma visited Mandela in hospital this past weekend. Zuma visited Mandela again on Christmas, as did Graca Machel, Mandela’s wife.

Mandela has been hospitalised three times since the start of last year. In January 2011, Mandela received hospital treatment for an acute respiratory infection.

Mandela, aged 94, has a history of health problems. Work at a Robben Island limestone quarry, where he was imprisoned for sixteen years during South Africa’s Apartheid, damaged his eyes and lungs. During the 1980s, while still a prisoner on Robben Island, he developed tuberculosis.

Maharaj, once a political prisoner alongside Mandela during Apartheid, expressed thanks for public and media support and allowing Mandela privacy. On behalf of the government, Maharaj also asked for a “continuation of the privacy in order to allow for the best possible conditions for full recovery”.



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January 28, 2011

Nelson Mandela suffers collapsed lung

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Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, is currently recovering from a collapsed lung in Johannesburg, according to the Reuters news agency. The 92-year-old was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for ‘routine tests’, having been airlifted from Cape Town, where he and his wife were having a holiday, to a hospital near his home in Johannesburg. He is thought to be recovering well.

The South African president Jacob Zuma stated that “President Mandela is comfortable and is well looked after by a good team of medical specialists”, going on to say that “[he] urge[s] the media to afford him the dignity and respect that he is entitled to as the country’s founding democratic president, as a national hero and also as a citizen of the republic” of South Africa.

Robert Gibbs, spokesperson for the White House, stated that “the U.S. president and the first lady, their thoughts are wi[th] Nelson Mandela”.

Mandela spent twenty-seven years in a South African prison as a leader of the South African anti-apartheid movement, before being released in 1990 and becoming South Africa’s first black president.



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June 11, 2010

Nelson Mandela\’s great-granddaughter dies in car crash

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File photo of Nelson Mandela, whose great-granddaughter just died in a car crash

The great-granddaughter of former South Africa President has died in a car crash following a concert to open the .

The Nelson Mandela Foundation released a statement which said that thirteen-year-old Zenani Mandela, who celebrated her birthday on June 9, died in a single vehicle accident and that no one else was injured. The statement continued: “The family has asked for privacy as they mourn this tragedy.”

The driver of the vehicle of which Zenani Mandela was a passenger has been arrested and charged with drunk driving. He may also face culpable homicide charges, according to police.

South Africa has a poor road safety record and ranks ninth in the world for traffic fatalities. Traffic safety is feared to be a threat of injury to supporters to the World Cup.



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February 5, 2010

South African lawyer and anti-apartheid leader Harry Schwarz dies age 85

South African lawyer and anti-apartheid leader Harry Schwarz dies age 85

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Harry Heinz Schwarz

South African lawyer, politcian, diplomat and anti-apartheid leader Harry Schwarz has died at the age of 85. He died after suffering from a short, undisclosed illness.

Leader of the Democratic Alliance of South Africa Helen Zille paid tribute to Schwarz. She said “On behalf of the Democratic Alliance, I extend sincere condolences on the death of Harry Schwarz”. She added “Harry Schwarz will be remembered for his signal contribution to the development of our democracy. His piercing intellect, and long professional experience in banking, made him the most astute analyst in Parliament on economic and financial matters during his terms in office. He has engraved his place in South Africa’s political history. We will always remember him”.

Harry Heinz Schwarz was born in Cologne, Germany in 1924. At the age of 10 he arrived in South Africa as a Jewish refugee, he later served in the South African Air Force. After World War II he qualified as a lawyer from the University of the Witwatersrand.

As both a trained advocate and attorney, Schwarz served on the defence team on Nelson Mandela and several other anti-apartheid activists during the 1963-64 Rivonia Trail.

Schwarz entered politics in 1951 with his election to the Johannesburg City Council. He entered parliament in 1974 on the UP ticket. He was the opposition’s spokesman on finance until 1987. Despite being on the opposition he was chosen as South Africa’s ambassdor to the United States and served from 1990 to 1994. He was also South Africa’s first ambassador to Barbados, serving from 1993 to 1995.

His funeral is planned for Febuary 7th. He is survived by his wife Annette, and his three children Jonathan, Allan and Michael.



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August 8, 2009

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Leader of Pakistan Taliban may have been killed in drone attack

Pakistani and United States intelligence services believe that the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan may be dead. The home of Baitullah Mehsud’s father-in-law was attacked on Wednesday with missiles fired by CIA operated drones. Taliban sources have confirmed the death of Mehsud’s second wife but initially denied that Mehsud himself has been killed.

Mehsud is the leader of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) a group affiliated with al-Qaeda, his group is reckoned to have up to 20,000 fighters and to be responsible for 80% of the militant violence in Pakistan. The TTP has been blamed for the attack which killed Benazir Bhutto, though the group denies this.

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Hillary Clinton arrives in South Africa

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in South Africa for the second leg of an eleven day, seven nation tour of Africa. Whilst in South Africa she will meet with current President Jacob Zuma and former President Nelson Mandela. Talks will center around business ties and HIV, although the situation in Zimbabwe will likely also be discussed. Hillary Clinton will hope to rekindle the close co-operation and rapport between the United States and South Africa established by former presidents Bill Clinton, her husband, and Mandela.

Hillary Clinton’s first stop was Kenya where she met with President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia’s unity government, pledging both military aid and support. Somalia will receive money, weapons and ammunition in its fight against al-Shabaab, which controls much of the country. Eritrea was also warned that the US would take “action” if it continued to back the Islamic group. Eritrea denies supporting al-Shabaab and described Clinton’s comments as “very disappointing” and said that the United States had “failed to learn mistakes of the previous US administration.”

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Anniversary of Georgian War marked by mutual accusations

The anniversary of the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia has been marked with saber-rattling and accusations. The Russians have accused the Georgians of re-arming for a new conflict and the Georgians have accused the Russians of further territorial ambitions, both sides have accused the other of firing rockets into the territory of the other. However, European Union observers report of no evidence of such attacks.

Both South Ossetia and Abkhazia have been recognised as independent states by Russia and have become increasingly dependent on her.

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Police in the United Kingdom ordered to review policing of demonstrations

Police in the United Kingdom have been ordered by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the police watchdog in the UK, to review its policing of demonstrations. This follows an investigation by the IPCC that an environmental protestor might have miscarried after being struck by the police.

The unnamed protester was “manhandled” by the police at the climate camp protest held during the G-20 summit earlier this year might and began to suffer from vaginal bleeding so heavy that she feared for her life. Despite this, for five hours she was not allowed out of the police cordon, and said that she felt “completely dehumanised” by her treatment by the police and their reaction to her injuries.

The woman’s physician, examining her the next day, initially feared that she was a victim of domestic abuse and urged her to report her injuries. The IPCC have only been able to publicly comment on this case because the woman did not wish to pursue a prosecution. A senior police officer of the Metropolitan Police Service has offered to meet the woman to apologise.

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Son of missing Japanese actress Noriko Sakai found safe

The son of missing Japanese actress Noriko Sakai has been found safe in the care of friends of the actress in Tokyo. Sakai, age 38, and her son have been missing since August 4, after the arrest of her surfer husband Yuichi Takaso on drug charges. Illegal stimulants were subsequently found at their home, and the actress was asked to voluntarily report to the police. Sakai remains missing. Signals were detected from her mobile phone in Yamanashi on Tuesday.

Noriko Sakai was popular throughout East Asia in the 1990s as a singer and actress.

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Seven coalition troops killed within 24 hour period in Afghanistan

Three British paratroopers of 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment have been killed and a fourth remains critically wounded in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The paratroopers were operating in support of Special Forces when their Jackal armoured vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb on Thursday afternoon.

Today, four United States servicemen fell victim to improvised explosive devices, bringing the number of International Security Assistance Force troops killed in the first week of August to 18.

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Hong Kong government to begin school drug testing trials in December

Following concern that local drug dealers are targeting school children, authorities in Hong Kong have announced plans to introduce tests in the territory’s schools for the use of narcotics. Trials will initially begin in the Tai Po District.

The testing is being described as voluntary, with students being allowed to refuse to be tested. However, the plan has been criticised for creating mistrust between students, teachers and parents.

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Nine killed in Belgium care home fire

Nine retirees have been killed in a fire at a care home in Melle, Belgium. The care home with some 90 residents caught fire when an electrical fault in a fan or television set fire to a mattress on Thursday night. Although confined to a single room, the victims seven women and two men succumbed to smoke inhalation. Four other residents remain hospitalised, one in critical condition.

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India and China resume border talks

India and China have begun the latest round, the 13th in 28 years, of negotiations over their disputed border. The meeting will be co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Indian National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan from August 7 to 8 in India. Mistrust lingers from the 1962 Sino-Indian War with both sides unlikely to offer concessions. The talks seek to form a framework for future negotiations.

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President Kennedy’s sister Eunice Kennedy in critical condition at hospital

John F. Kennedy’s sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver is in a critical, yet stable, condition at a Massachusetts hospital according to a family spokeswoman. She was born July 10, 1921 in Brookline, Massachusetts and is currently aged 88.

According to recent reports, she has been in hospital for about one week. Her family has been flown in to be beside her. Shriver is also known for founding the Special Olympics in the 1960s, an organization that helps aspiring athletes with an intellectual disability develop self-confidence, social skills and a sense of personal accomplishment.

Her spokeswoman, Robin Lord, declined to give any further details on her condition. “The family is grateful for the prayers of her many friends,” Lord said.

Her advocacy was largely influenced by the challenges faced by her older sister, Rosemary Kennedy, who was mentally impaired.

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July 2, 2008

Nelson Mandela taken of US list of terrorists

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Nelson Mandela has been classified as a terrorist since yhe time of Apartheid in South Africa Image: Agência Brasil.

Nelson Mandela has been classified as a terrorist since yhe time of Apartheid in South Africa
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has officially been taken of the US list of terrorists by the countries government. This comes after a statement by Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, who said that it was a “rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in … the great leader Nelson Mandela.”

The ruling, which also applied of all members of the African National Congress means that Mandela can travel to the United States without being approved by the Secretary of State.

Nelson Mandela has recently been in the media due to his upcoming 90th birthday. As part of the celebrations, a concert was held in Hyde Park, and it was attended by many influential politicians, including Bill Clinton, former US president.

Nelson Mandela was a campaigner against apartheid who served one term as president of the South Africa.

Last week the government of North Korea was removed from the same list. This announcement was made as a ‘reward’ to North Korea for turning over all documents related to its controversial nuclear program. Pyongyang turned over to China documents related to its plutonium core and waste activities.

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  • “Mandela taken off US terror list”. BBC News Online, July 2, 2008
  • “US embarrassment over Mandela terrorist ‘threat'”. ABC News (Australia), July 2, 2008
  • “Mandela concert hails legend’s life”. CNN, 26 June 2008
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Nelson Mandela taken off of US list of terrorists

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Nelson Mandela has been classified as a terrorist since the time of Apartheid in South Africa Image: Agência Brasil.

Nelson Mandela has been classified as a terrorist since the time of Apartheid in South Africa
Image: Agência Brasil.

has officially been taken off of the US list of terrorists by the United States government. This comes after a statement by Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, who said that it was a “rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in … the great leader Nelson Mandela,” back in April.

The ruling, which also applied to all members of the African National Congress means that Mandela can travel to the United States without being approved by the Secretary of State.

Nelson Mandela has recently been in the media due to his upcoming 90th birthday. As part of the celebrations, a concert was held in Hyde Park, attended by many influential politicians, including Bill Clinton, former US president.

Nelson Mandela was a campaigner against apartheid who served one term as president of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela taken off of US list of terrorists
It is frankly a rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in … the great leader, Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela taken off of US list of terrorists

—Condoleezza Rice, April 2008

Last week the government of North Korea was removed from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. This announcement was made as a reward to North Korea for turning over all documents related to its controversial nuclear program. Pyongyang turned over to China documents related to its plutonium core and waste activities.


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  • “Mandela taken off US terror list”. BBC News Online, July 2, 2008
  • “US embarrassment over Mandela terrorist ‘threat'”. ABC News (Australia), July 2, 2008
  • “Mandela concert hails legend’s life”. CNN, June 26, 2008
  • “US shamed by Mandela terror link”. BBC News, April 10, 2008
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