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A landmark five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus.
Star sprinter Oscar Pistorius returns to court in South Africa on Monday, when prosecutors will indict him for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and confirm a trial date.
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".
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.
Barack Obama will visit Africa living a paradox: its blood runs in his veins, yet he has given the continent only passing notice as US president.
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.
Pneumonia is one of the most common of lung infections among the elderly but concerns of underlying conditions arise when it recurs.
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".
South Africa's government announced the suspension of a slew of officials and military personnel Friday, as it tried to limit the political and diplomatic fallout from a lavish Indian wedding.
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