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It's only a footnote to his monumental legacy, but there's a chess angle to the story of the life of Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader who passed away last week at the age of 95.
The president of South African said Friday that Nelson Mandela's body will be taken to his ancestral village of Qunu where he will be buried on Dec. 15 alongside three of his deceased children.
In the hour immediately following the announcement of Nelson Mandela's death Thursday, his name was mentioned over 3.3 million times on Twitter. Among those mentions were were sentiments and well-wishes from the biggest names in D.C. and Baltimore sports.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela went home in an ambulance on Sunday after a nearly three-month hospital stay that became the focus of a global outpouring of concern, but authorities said Mr. Mandela's health remained critical and sometimes unstable.
Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight and although his condition remains critical it is now stable, the South African government said Thursday. One of the former president's daughters said he is still opening his eyes and reacting to the touch of his family even though his situation is precarious.
Nelson Mandela's medical condition is so poor that the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, felt compelled to cancel his trip to Mozambique.
South Africa's president says that Nelson Mandela is responding better to treatment after several days in the hospital
Former South African President Nelson Mandela received visits from family members on Sunday at a hospital where the anti-apartheid leader was being treated for a recurring lung infection, while South Africans expressed their appreciation for a man widely regarded as the father of the nation.
Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said.
South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment for pneumonia in a hospital.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela had a restful day in a hospital Sunday and is improving following treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia, the government said.
South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized for treatment for a recurring lung infection.
South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and a surgical procedure to remove gallstones, according to an announcement Sunday by President Jacob Zuma.
A couple of decades ago, Nelson Mandela grew withdrawn while feasting with his family on Christmas Day in the part of rural South Africa where the anti-apartheid leader lived as a child. Alarmed by the patriarch's silence, some relatives looked at him and asked if anything was wrong.
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela probably will spend Christmas Day in a hospital because his doctors want to be satisfied his health has improved satisfactorily before sending him home, a South African media outlet reported Sunday.
"Many comrades made chess sets out of soap and driftwood that allowed us to continue to play this noble and great game," Zuma said at the opening ceremonies for a chess tournament in South Africa this summer. "We improvised makeshift chessboards and we enjoyed the fullness of the game."
President Jacob Zuma said there will be a memorial service for Mr. Mandela in a Johannesburg stadium on Dec. 10.