Dec 5, 2013 — The icon who became South Africa's first black president died after a prolonged lung infection.
Dec 5, 2013 — The transition from one role to the other is difficult, and many have failed making the attempt. Nelson Mandela was a rare example who succeeded in both jobs. In addition, he willingly stepped down after one term in office, setting an example for a young democracy.
Dec 5, 2013 — Radio producer Joe Richman tells the story of how he discovered the tape of Nelson Mandela's famous speech at his 1964 sabotage trial, where he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Dec 3, 2013 — A South African diving team expecting to find only bodies three days after the vessel sunk instead located the ship's cook, Harrison Okene, alive.
Oct 28, 2013 — Also, a former South African minister was briefly detained in New York, apparently owing to an outdated terrorist watch list. And India assesses security in the aftermath of deadly blasts that targeted an opposition party.
Sep 1, 2013 — Doctors says the 95-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid leader will be able to get the same level of intensive care at his residence in Johannesburg.
Sep 1, 2013 — The former South African president went home from a hospital today and will continue to receive care for his recurring lung infection at his Johannesburg home.
Aug 31, 2013 — The former South African president and anti-apartheid leader is still in a Pretoria hospital with a lung infection despite reports that he'd returned home.
Aug 28, 2013 — Treating sex workers infected with HIV can save their lives and reduce the odds that they will spread HIV to clients. To make it easier for prostitutes to get care, a university-run clinic in Johannesburg is located in a neighborhood where they work.
Aug 27, 2013 — The nation with the worst HIV epidemic on the planet is finally turning the corner on the disease. South Africa is simplifying AIDS care and giving antiviral drugs to nearly 2 million people every day.