July 17, 2013 The anti-apartheid champion and former South African president may soon be sent home from the hospital where he's been since June 8, Zindzi Mandela tells Sky News. That word comes on the eve of Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday.
July 15, 2013 Well-wishers have been offering prayers and tributes to the South African icon at the hospital where he has been treated for more than a month. Mandela turns 95 on Thursday.
July 2, 2013 His 27 years behind bars were filled with hardship. But it wasn't all tedium. There were drives around Cape Town, negotiations in the homes of government ministers, and aborted escape plots.
June 30, 2013 Speaking in Cape Town on Sunday, President Obama recalled what some say was Robert Kennedy's greatest speech — the senator's 1966 address at a South African university. Read that famous address and see video highlights.
June 30, 2013 "The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit," the president wrote Sunday. He also unveiled a $7 billion "Power Africa" initiative, to bring electricity to the continent.
June 29, 2013 Using Mandela's clan name, by which the anti-apartheid hero is affectionately known, Obama hailed Madiba's "moral courage." Mandela, whose 95th birthday is less than three weeks away, is in critical condition with a lung infection. Obama is on a previously scheduled visit to South Africa.
June 28, 2013 Before leaving Senegal, Obama recalled that his first act of political activism was inspired by Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement.
June 27, 2013 When the anti-apartheid leader emerged from 27 years of confinement, South Africans knew their country was undergoing a seismic change. But they didn't know where it would lead them.
June 26, 2013 The 94-year-old anti-apartheid legend and former president remains hospitalized in critical condition.
June 25, 2013 The anti-apartheid icon and former South African president remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He's being treated for a respiratory infection. Mandela is 94. In 1999, he danced on stage as Clegg paid tribute.
June 24, 2013 The former South African president, an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He is being treated for a recurring respiratory infection. Mandela is 94.