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  • Mandela Day: President Obama hails Mandela on 95th birthday
    18 july 2013 13:54:09
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has extended his ''warmest wishes and prayers'' to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who turned 95 Thursday as the world also marks the Nelson Mandela International Day. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: FIFA President hails Mandela's ''inspirational example''
    18 july 2013 12:13:29
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - President Sepp Blatter of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, has written to former South African President Nelson Mandela to wish him a happy 95th birthday and offer praise for the “inspirational example” he continues to set. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: South Africans salute Mandela on his 95th birthday
    18 july 2013 08:13:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Millions of South Africans are saluting the father of their nation, global giant Nelson Mendela, who marks his 95th birthday on Thursday (18 July) in a critical but stable condition at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • World marks Nelson Mandela International Day, as icon turns 95
    18 july 2013 00:07:37
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - As the world marks the 2013 Nelson Mandela International Day Thursday (18 July), South African President Jacob Zuma has said the thoughts of all his compatriots are focused on the ''rich legacy he has given us as South Africans and the world''. Full text...

  • SA golf champion salutes Mandela
    17 july 2013 09:38:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Ernie Els, defending British Open golf champion who will attempt to retain his trophy when the tournament starts at Muirfield, Scotland, on Thursday, has paid a glowing tribute to global icon Nelson Mendela who celebrates his 95th birthday on Thursday. Full text...

  • SA prepares for Mandela’s 95th birthday
    15 july 2013 07:56:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa is preparing for the biggest birthday celebrations in its history, as ailing global icon Nelson Mandela, who has been fighting for his life at a Pretoria hospital, turns 95 Thursday. Full text...

  • 'No change in Mandela's condition'
    11 july 2013 18:19:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African presidency Thursday maintained that former President Nelson Mandela remained in ''critical but stable condition'' as he continues to respond to treatment. Full text...

  • 'Mandela responding to treatment'
    10 july 2013 21:07:06
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - There is a glimmer of hope for critically-ill former South African President Nelson Mandela, after the country's presidency said on Wednesday that he is responding to treatment at the hospital, where he has been on admission since 8 June for a recurring lung infection. Full text...

  • Mandela 'remains in critical but stable condition'
    09 july 2013 13:30:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in ''critical but stable'' condition Tuesday, more than one month after he was taken to a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, the country's presidency said. Full text...

  • Zuma thanks all for Mandela support, sets agenda for Mandela Day
    04 july 2013 13:41:27
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday visited ailing former President Nelson Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, and thereafter said he (Mandela) continues to receive the best medical care even though he remains in critic but stable condition. Full text...

  • Order for Mandela's grandson to return remains stands, court rules
    03 july 2013 12:17:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A South African court Wednesday ordered Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, to return the remains of three of the elder statesman’s children to his childhood home of Qunu for reburial. Full text...

  • Mandela remains in 'critical but stable' condition
    02 july 2013 14:34:59
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in 'critical but stable' condition at the Pretoria hospital where he was admitted on 8 June for a recurring lung infection, the country's presidency said in its latest update. Full text...

  • Mandela supporters brave cold for all-night vigil
    28 june 2013 06:00:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The crowd of well-wishers outside former President Nelson Mandela’s Pretoria hospital continues to grow as the global statesman remains in ''critical but stable condition''. Full text...

  • Ghana President Mahama prays for Mandela
    27 june 2013 18:37:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama on Thursday prayed for former South African President Nelson Mandela "in this critical stage of his life", as the world icon fights for his life, Information Minister Mahama Ayariga has said. Full text...

  • Mandela: ANC 'disturbed by consistent rumours'
    27 june 2013 15:28:36
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has urged South Africans to desist from ''unhelpful and hurtful rumours'' about the health of former President Nelson Mandela, who is lying critically ill at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • SA presidency says Mandela's health has improved
    27 june 2013 15:00:02
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Presidency said on Thursday that the health of former President Nelson Mandela has improved, though it remains ''critical but stable''. Full text...

  • Mauritian students urged to pray for ailing Nelson Mandela
    25 june 2013 14:37:45
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Education Minister, Vasant Bunwaree, has called on students across the country to pray for the ailing former South African President, Nelson Mandela, whom he referred to as a living legend. Full text...

  • President Zuma urges S/Africans to pray for Mandela
    24 june 2013 17:33:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Monday urged all South Africans to pray for Nelson Mandela, the ailing world statesman who is now in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • Massive play for Mandela's health deterioration story in Nigerian press
    24 june 2013 08:11:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The news of Mandela's health deterioration, announced by the South African presidency on Sunday evening, received a massive play in the Nigerian media on Monday. Full text...

  • Mandela's critical condition: What it means in medical parlance
    23 june 2013 21:27:31
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African presidency announced on Sunday that the health condition of former President Nelson Mandela, 94, has deteriorated from "serious but stable" to "critical". Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Mandela's condition 'critical'
    23 june 2013 21:02:39
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving treatment for a lung infection at a Pretoria hospital, is now in critical condition, the country's presidency announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mandela's condition 'critical' - Zuma
    23 june 2013 20:26:47
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving treatment for a lung infection at a Pretoria hospital, is now in critical condition, the country's presidency announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • “Mandela responding well” - President Zuma
    12 june 2013 17:09:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday delivered some positive news to a nation anxious about the well-being of world statesman Nelson Mandela who is in intensive care at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • AUC chairperson prays for Mandela’s speedy recovery
    11 june 2013 07:35:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has sent former South African President Nelson Mandela a “get-well-soon” message, as he undergoes treatment in a hospital in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Mandela’s condition “unchanged”
    10 june 2013 10:53:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Presidency on Monday morning issued its first statement on the health of ailing global statesman Nelson Mandela in 48 hours, saying his condition remained “unchanged”. Full text...

  • UPDATE: Mandela’s condition deteriorates
    08 june 2013 09:35:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – World statesman Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital with his spokesperson Mac Maharaj confirming that his condition is “serious”. Full text...

  • Mandela readmitted to hospital
    08 june 2013 07:01:24
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital in Pretoria after his condition deteriorated on Saturday morning, according to a statement issued from the Office of the South African president. Full text...

  • Mandela exhibitions holding in Paris, Washington, DC
    05 june 2013 08:46:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Two major exhibitions celebrating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela are currently being staged in Paris, France, and Washington, DC, US. Full text...

  • ANC slammed over Mandela footage
    30 april 2013 11:20:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been heavily criticised after the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) showed footage of President Jacob Zuma and other party leaders visiting a frail Nelson Mandela at his Johannsburg home on Monday. Full text...

  • Mandela discharged from hospital
    06 april 2013 14:36:29
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the hospital, nine days after he was admitted, the South African presidency said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Mandela's health continues to improve - Govt
    03 april 2013 18:12:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s health continues to improve after nearly a week in the hospital, where he is being treated for pneumonia, the government confirmed on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Madikizela-Mandela angered by possible murder charges
    18 march 2013 11:07:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of South African global icon Nelson Mandela, has expressed her shock at comments by South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority that she might be prosecuted for the deaths of two men during the apartheid era. Full text...

  • Mandela discharged from hospital
    27 december 2012 08:33:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - World statesman Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday night, the Office of the Presidency has confirmed. Full text...

  • President Zuma visits Mandela in hospital
    26 december 2012 08:04:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's former President and global icon Nelson Mandela received Christmas Day visits in hospital by his wife Graca Machel, other family members and President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Mandela to spend Christmas in hospital
    24 december 2012 12:33:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is expected to spend Christmas Day at a Pretoria hospital, almost three weeks after he was admitted with a lung infection. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela treated for lung infection
    12 december 2012 08:24:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Global icon Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, the Office of South African Presidency confirmed on Tuesday evening. Full text...

  • Growing concerns in SA over Mandela's health
    10 december 2012 08:02:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Despite assurances from the South African presidency, there are growing concerns in the country over the health of former president and global icon Nelson Mandela, who is undergoing tests at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • World celebrates with Mandela at 94
    18 july 2012 08:36:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - World statesman and former South African President Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 94th birthday at his childhood home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape Wednesday Full text...

  • President Zuma meets Mandela
    12 july 2012 12:13:30
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Wednesday ahead of his 94th birthday next week. Full text...

  • Mandela is world's 'most visible leader'
    22 september 2011 09:11:57
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was Wednesday ranked first in a perception assessment of 54 of the world's most visible leaders. Full text...

  • UN chief extols Nelson Mandela's virtues
    18 july 2011 16:02:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday described former South African President Nelson Mandela, as "an inspirational figure who has served as a role model for countless people around the world.Full text...

  • Millions salute Mandela on his 93rd birthday
    18 july 2011 08:54:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - All of South Africa on Monday marked the 93rd birthday of international icon Nelson Mandela, while messages of support flooded in from around the world. Full text...

  • New Yorkers, diplomats to celebrate Mandela's birthday
    14 july 2011 17:11:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Hundreds of New Yorkers and diplomats will gather in New York's Full text...

  • Millions of children to salute Mandela
    13 july 2011 08:19:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - More than 12 million school children around South Africa are to sing a special happy birthday song to former President Nelson Mandela to celebrate his 93rd birthday 18 July, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said. Full text...

  • Mandela recovering well after health scare
    31 january 2011 09:29:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was discharged from hospital on Friday, is recovering well and “remains in good spirits”, the presidency said. Full text...

  • Mandela discharged from hospital
    28 january 2011 12:44:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg on Friday, three days after he was admitted for “routine tests”, acting President Kgalema Motlanthe told journalists. Full text...

  • SA govt addresses Mandela health concerns
    28 january 2011 08:24:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has finally broken its silence on the health condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is being treated in Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital. Full text...

  • Major concern over Mandela’s health
    27 january 2011 09:56:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital has been besieged by hundreds of journalists and well-wishers, following the admission of world statesman Nelson Mandela on Wednesday. Full text...

  • ANC slams Mandela death rumours
    17 january 2011 10:19:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has slammed those behind the rumours that former President Nelson Mandela, 92, has died. Full text...

  • Ghana’s President Mills sweeps for Mandela
    18 july 2009 16:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s President John Evans- Atta Mills Saturday swept the Castle, the seat of government, as he led presidential staffers to clean up the offices and the compound as part of activities to honour African icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

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