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Obama leaves father’s birthplace Kenya off itinerary for Africa trip – Fox News

When President Obama arrives in Africa this week, there will be one notable omission from his travel itinerary: Kenya, the birthplace of his father and home to many of his relatives.  Concerns about Kenya’s political situation have trumped Obama’s family ties. Kenya’s new president is facing charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal […]

Nelson Mandela now in critical condition, but South Africa gov’t remains tight … – CBS News

Nelson Mandela now in critical condition, but South Africa gov’t remains tight … – CBS News

JOHANNESBURG Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. President Jacob Zuma visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela’s condition had become critical in the past 24 hours, the president’s office said in […]

South Africans resigned over ‘critical’ Mandela – Reuters

By Jon Herskovitz JOHANNESBURG | Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:24am EDT JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africans adopted a mood of somber resignation on Monday to the inevitability of saying goodbye to former president Nelson Mandela after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader’s condition in hospital deteriorated to critical. Madiba, as he is affectionately known, is revered among […]

South Africa: Nelson Mandela’s condition worsened to "critical" – CBS News

I’m sorry to hear this. We may be seeing the passing of a great man whose legacy will last forever in human history. Many places, cities, children, will named after him. His name is synonymous with civil and human rights….the end of apartheid. In America we have a similar great one, Martin Luther King. South […]

Obama skipping Kenya on upcoming Africa trip – CBS News

WASHINGTON When President Obama arrives in Africa this week, there will be one notable omission from his travel itinerary: Kenya, the birthplace of his father and home to many of his relatives. Concerns about Kenya’s political situation have trumped Mr. Obama’s family ties. Kenya’s new president is facing charges of crimes against humanity in the […]

Photos: The Amazing Costume Culture of Africa’s Herero Tribe – Wired

Photos: The Amazing Costume Culture of Africa’s Herero Tribe – Wired

img {display:none;} li.gallery-description {display:none;} .gallery-overview.native .gallery-thumbnail a > img {display:none;} div.gallery-navigation div {display:none;} div.gallery-description {margin: 20px 0}; ]]> “If a warrior killed a German soldier he would take and wear their uniform as a badge of honour, and to ‘take’ or appropriate their power,” says Naughten. All photos: Jim Naughten After marriage, women are expected […]

South Africa:Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition – ABC News

South Africa:Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition – ABC News

Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said. President Jacob Zuma visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela’s condition had become critical in the past 24 hours, the president’s office said in a statement. […]

Nelson Mandela in critical condition, South Africa’s president says – CNN

Nelson Mandela in critical condition, South Africa’s president says – CNN

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South Africa: Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s condition has turned critical – Washington Post

“The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands,” Zuma said in the statement, using Mandela’s clan name. Zuma also met Graca Machel, Mandela’s wife, at the hospital in Pretoria and discussed the former leader’s condition, […]

South Africa: Nelson Mandela in critical condition – MiamiHerald.com

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela’s condition had become […]