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Nelson Mandela is making "slow but steady" progress back to health, although he remains critically ill.
Nelson Mandela is becoming more alert and more responsive by the day, his youngest daughter said Friday, adding that the anti-apartheid hero is "not going anywhere anytime soon".
US President Barack Obama paid warm tribute to South Africa's Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday on Thursday, which the anti-apartheid icon will spend in hospital recovering from a lung infection.
Global celebrations and charity events will mark Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday Thursday, but the critically ill anti-apartheid hero himself may still be confined to his Pretoria hospital bed on life-support.
The South African government on Thursday denied that former president Nelson Mandela is in a permanent vegetative state.
Haunted by death during his long anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela looked toward his own "eternal sleep" as a man who fulfilled his duty to his people.
US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Africa could only fulfill its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves.
US President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Friday to pay homage to his hero Nelson Mandela, who was said to be showing "great improvement" in hospital.
US President Barack Obama flies to South Africa Friday hoping to pay homage to the legacy of his critically ill hero Nelson Mandela.
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is on life support, unable to breathe on his own, an elder in the South African icon's clan said Wednesday, all but extinguishing hopes for his recovery.
Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, South Africa's presidency said late Sunday, marking a sudden and significant deterioration in the health of the former leader and anti-apartheid hero.
The ambulance that rushed Nelson Mandela to hospital two weeks ago broke down and another had to be called, but the mishap did not endanger the anti-apartheid hero.
Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital for 10 days suffering a lung infection, is "doing very well".
So revered is Nelson Mandela today that it is easy to forget that for decades he was considered a terrorist by many foreign governments, and some of his now supporters.
Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid hero, spent a third night in hospital after South Africa prayed for him on Sunday amid calls for his family and nation to "let him go".
Nelson Mandela was readmitted to hospital early on Saturday with a renewed lung infection and was in "serious but stable condition".
Nelson Mandela's condition has improved and he continues to receive treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia, as the anti-apartheid icon spent a fifth night in hospital.
Doctors said Nelson Mandela was responding positively to treatment Thursday after being readmitted to hospital with a lung infection, the latest health scare for the revered anti-apartheid icon.
Nelson Mandela remained in hospital Saturday, a week after he was admitted for treatment for a lung infection, a government official said.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Monday, the State Department said, hours after her arrival on the latest leg of her Africa tour.