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What Africa Did Right in 2012

What Africa Did Right in 2012

At first glance it hardly seems that 2012 was a good year for Africa. As usual, the news headlines were not calculated to prompt optimism. Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali’s descent into chaos appeared to confirm the familiar narratives […]

 
 

Nelson Mandela Recovers From Lung Infection and Gallstone Surgery

Nelson Mandela Recovers From Lung Infection and Gallstone Surgery

Nelson Mandela, popular in South Africa as Madiba, has recovered from a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones that kept him in hospital for nearly three weeks, the government said today. The 94-year-old former South African president, who has […]

 
 

Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Johannesburg — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Wednesday evening. “He will undergo home-based high care at his Houghton home until he recovers fully,” said the South African Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj. “We thank the public and […]

 
 

Growing interest in Mandela’s life and times emerges

Growing interest in Mandela’s life and times emerges

Former president Nelson Mandela’s current stay in hospital is the longest since 2001 when he underwent seven weeks of radiotherapy for prostate cancer. His readmission at the fragile age of 94 has reignited interest in his life and times. The […]

 
 

A Comprehensive Ranking of African Countries According to Governance Quality

The African Union