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  • An ambulance transporting former South African President Nelson Mandela arrives at his home in Johannesburg on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Mr. Mandela was hospitalized for almost three months fighting a recurring lung infection. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, but his condition still critical

    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.


  • ** FILE ** Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg on June 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

    Nelson Mandela's condition is critical, but stable

    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.


  • ** FILE **  The ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Madela is filmed on Monday, April 29, 2013, more than three weeks after being released from hospital. The office of South Africa's president said on Saturday, June 8, 2013, that Mr. Mandela had been taken to a hospital again because of a lung infection. (Associated Press)

    South Africa: Family visits Nelson Mandela in 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.


  • ** FILE ** Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg on June 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

    Nelson Mandela discharged from the hospital

    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.


  • ** FILE ** Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg on June 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

    Nelson Mandela remains in hospital on Easter: South African official

    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.


  • A giant portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela adorns a cooling tower of a now-defunct power station in Soweto, South Africa, on Monday, Dec 31, 2012. Mr. Mandela is recovering at his Johannesburg home since being hospitalized for a lung infection and undergoing gallstone surgery. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    South African president: Nelson Mandela's recovery is good

    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.


  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel, are pictured after they cast early ballots in local elections at their home in Johannesburg on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Elmond Jiyane, South African Government Communications and Information Services)

    South Africa: Children attend annual Mandela Christmas party

    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.


  • This mural depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela is shown at the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, to honor Mandela's 94th birthday, which was celebrated on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Nelson Mandela: South Africa president 'recuperating'

    South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday honored anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who has been hospitalized since the weekend and who the president said is recovering from a lung infection.


  • People take photos of the giant statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mandela Square in  Johannesburg on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. South Africans prayed for Mr. Mandela's health and anxiously awaited further word about the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader after he was admitted to a military hospital on Saturday. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    South Africa at crossroads as Mandela is hospitalized

    Worshippers here prayed Sunday for Mr. Mandela, the hospitalized 94-year-old former president who remains almost a secular saint and a father figure to many in South Africa, a nation of 50 million people that has Africa's top economy.


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