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Mandela well enough to travel, South Africa saysupdated: Mon May 23 2011 05:35:00

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "resting at his home" in Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa announced Monday, amid concerns that his health is in decline.

Mandela doctors worried about number of visitorsupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:04:00

Former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is "responding to medication and treatment," but doctors are concerned about the number of people visiting him, the nation's acting president said in a statement Monday.

Nelson Mandela goes homeupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:04:00

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is discharged from hospital. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Mandela discharged after treatment for respiratory infectionupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 14:52:00

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was discharged from a South African hospital Friday after treatment for an acute respiratory infection, the nation's surgeon general said.

New memoir chronicles Mandela's thoughts, dreamsupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 07:34:00

The extraordinary life experiences of former South African President Nelson Mandela have been chronicled in a new book entitled "Conversations with Myself."

Conversations with Nelson Mandelaupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 07:34:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on "Conversations with Myself" - a book based on Nelson Mandela's personal notes and diaries.

Diving into coldest water on Earthupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 12:14:00

Lewis Pugh was standing in the Arctic in a Speedo about to plunge into water just shy of the freezing point when he came to grips with the challenge he was facing.

'Invictus' hero recalls day Mandela transformed South Africaupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 17:04:00

Francois Pienaar was the "big blonde son of apartheid," a white South African who grew up dreaming of glory on the rugby field.

The real story of 'Invictus'updated: Thu Dec 17 2009 14:44:00

CNN takes a look at the true events in South Africa that inspired the 'Invictus' starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.

South Africa elects Motlanthe presidentupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 18:23:00

South Africa's Parliament chose the deputy president of the ruling ANC party, Kgalema Motlanthe, as interim president Thursday to replace outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, the African National Congress said.

New President for South Africaupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 18:23:00

Thabo Mbeki's resignation could test South Africa's stability as CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports. South Africa's Next President?updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 18:00:00

Kgalema Motlanthe, a former political prisoner and middle-ground consensus-builder, is expected to become South Africa's interim leader as it transitions to a Jacob Zuma presidency Mandela's 90th Birthday Partyupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 11:00:00

Nelson Mandela welcomed scores to the festive tent outside his home Saturday for the formal celebration of the anti-apartheid icon's 90th birthday Mandela: His 8 Lessons of Leadershipupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 00:00:00

As he celebrates his 90th birthday, the world's greatest moral leader reflects on a lifetime of service -- and what the rest of us can learn from it

Letter shows Mandela's 'million kisses' from jailupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 08:44:00

During much of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, communication with him was limited. In the early days on Robben Island he could only receive one visitor and one letter every six months. Vacationing at Auschwitzupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 17:40:00

As more tourists spend their vacations at sites of disaster and depravity, a former war correspondent offers a word of caution

Spike Lee full of praise for FIFAupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 08:42:00

American film director Spike Lee has praised FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the federation's moves to eliminate racism from the game.

Get involved: Africaupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 06:21:00

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Fortune: MEET THE TRUMP OF SOUTH AFRICAupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 00:01:00

WHEN MARTHA STEWART GETS HER own edition of The Apprentice this fall on NBC, she will not be the first boss with a prison record to take command of the reality TV program. Tokyo Sexwale, host of th...

Heinz Kerry advocates speaking out, taking a standupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 23:04:00

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