Nelson Mandela http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35070/all en Weinstein scoops North America rights to Mandela biopic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/weinstein-scoops-north-america-rights-mandela-biopic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Weinstein Company, said Friday it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the film version of Nelson Mandela's best-selling autobiography.</p> <p>"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," directed by Justin Chadwick and currently in post-production, stars British actor Idris Elba as the former South African president and champion of the struggle against apartheid.</p> <p>News of the deal is a pre-Oscar coup for Weinstein, which has two films -- "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook" -- in the running for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards in Hollywood.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/weinstein-scoops-north-america-rights-mandela-biopic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apartheid in South Africa Entertainment Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela South Africa AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:51 +0000 5763655 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/urgent-mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.</p> <p>jcm/bm </p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics South Africa AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:31:14 +0000 5778246 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.</p> <p>"Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no cause for any alarm," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:46:19 +0000 5778261 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Mandela back in hospital for "routine test" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-safricas-mandela-back-hospital-routine-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background and details)</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, March 9 (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a "routine test", his second period of hospital treatment in less than three months, the government said.</p> <p>A spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said there was "no need for panic" and that doctors were treating Mandela for a pre-existing condition consistent with his age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-safricas-mandela-back-hospital-routine-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Social Issues South Africa Xhosa people Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:15:22 +0000 5778275 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the South African presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.</p> <p>"Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no cause for any alarm," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apartheid in South Africa Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa Xhosa people AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:00:46 +0000 5778315 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the South African presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.</p> <p>"Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no cause for any alarm," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apartheid in South Africa Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa Xhosa people AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:30:49 +0000 5778342 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's Mandela spends night in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela spent the night in hospital months after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones, but the South African presidency gave no news on his condition on Sunday.</p> <p>"There isn't an update. I just have to allow the doctors to advise me," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.</p> <p>One of Mandela's grand-nephews insisted that the former statesman was simply undergoing tests.</p> <p>"It's a normal check up at the hospital as an old person," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:45:28 +0000 5778660 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela's health scares over the years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/mandelas-health-scares-over-the-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital Saturday for a "scheduled medical checkup".</p> <p>The 94-year-old, once a spry boxer who stayed fit during his 27 years in prison by doing calisthenics in his cell, has grown increasingly frail as a nonagenarian.</p> <p>It is just over two months since his last hospitalisation in the capital Pretoria.</p> <p>Then he was admitted on December 8 and after undergoing treatment for a recurrent lung infection and surgery to extract gallstones he was discharged on December 26 for home-based care.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/mandelas-health-scares-over-the-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African people Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:35 +0000 5778688 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's Mandela spends night in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela has spent the night in hospital after being admitted for a "scheduled medical checkup," with no official word on his condition Sunday.</p> <p>His admission comes less than three months after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"There isn't an update. I just have to allow the doctors to advise me," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.</p> <p>One of Mandela's grand-nephews insisted that the former statesman was simply undergoing tests.</p> <p>"It's a normal check up at the hospital as an old person," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:50 +0000 5778692 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's Mandela spends night in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela has spent the night in hospital after being admitted for a "scheduled medical checkup," with no official word on his condition Sunday.</p> <p>His admission comes less than three months after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"There isn't an update. I just have to allow the doctors to advise me," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.</p> <p>One of Mandela's grand-nephews insisted that the former statesman was simply undergoing tests.</p> <p>"It's a normal check up at the hospital as an old person," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African people Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:18:10 +0000 5778824 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Mandela discharged from hospital after tests: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/urgent-mandela-discharged-hospital-after-tests-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela was discharged Sunday after an overnight hospitalisation for a "scheduled medical checkup", the president's office said.</p> <p>"Former President Nelson Mandela this afternoon returned to his Johannesburg home following successful tests at a medical facility in Pretoria," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.</p> <p>jcm/jmm</p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:45:39 +0000 5778846 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-South Africa's Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-south-africas-nelson-mandela-discharged-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, March 10 (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after routine tests and is well, the government said on Sunday.</p> <p>"The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team," it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-south-africas-nelson-mandela-discharged-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa African people Nelson Mandela South Africa Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:15:21 +0000 5778863 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela leaves hospital after tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/mandela-leaves-hospital-after-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela was back home on Sunday after spending a night in hospital for a "scheduled medical checkup", the president's office said.</p> <p>"Former President Nelson Mandela has this afternoon... returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in an emailed statement.</p> <p>"The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team," said Maharaj.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/mandela-leaves-hospital-after-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa Xhosa people AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:15:54 +0000 5778871 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela leaves hospital after tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/mandela-leaves-hospital-after-tests-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela was back home on Sunday after spending a night in hospital for a "scheduled medical checkup", the president's office said.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela has this afternoon... returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in an emailed statement.</p> <p>"The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team," said Maharaj.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/mandela-leaves-hospital-after-tests-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African people Business Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:01:46 +0000 5779008 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela's memory fading: close friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/mandelas-memory-fading-close-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nelson Mandela, South Africa's frail anti-apartheid hero who spent a night in hospital at the weekend for a medical checkup, is doing well but has memory lapses, a close friend said on Monday.</p> <p>Renowned South African human rights lawyer George Bizos, who defended Mandela during his 1960s treason trial, said that while the 94-year-old is aware of currents political events, he forgets at times that his fellow anti-apartheid activists are dead. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/mandelas-memory-fading-close-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela South Africa Xhosa people AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:45:29 +0000 5779464 at http://www.globalpost.com