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South Africa, World Leaders Gather to Honor Mandela

People gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

Scores of world leaders, along with tens of thousands of South Africans, honored Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life in here Tuesday in a massive stadium ceremony filled with tributes and joyous song. Huge, boisterous crowds waited patiently for hours as rain poured down and dignitaries and ordinary South Africans continued to …

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Nelson Mandela Back in the Hospital With Lung Infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized with a recurrent lung infection.
(Photo: Leon Neal AFP, Getty Images)

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is back in the hospital due to a recurrence of a lung infection, the South African government said on Thursday morning. “We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep …

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