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Zimbabwean exiles stage Mandela statue 'freedom' protest

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three Zimbabwean exiles chained themselves to a statue of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday, saying they wanted "freedom" for their homeland on the eve of elections there.Full story

Worker shot dead near Lonmin's South Africa mine- police

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A 49-year-old worker was shot dead at the weekend near Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, stirring worries of new labor tension in the troubled platinum mining belt which has been racked by a violent union dispute over the last year. Full story

South Africa's 'worst rapist' hangs himself before trial

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A man suspected of being South Africa's worst known serial rapist has been found dead in his prison cell hours before he was to go trial on charges that included sexually assaulting 34 children, prosecutors said on Thursday. Full story

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  The complicated US, China, Africa relationship

As President Obama continues his visit to Africa, Melissa Harris-Perry breaks down the complicated relationship between the two countries.

  Mandela breathing on own, fights lung infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized for a second day in "serious" condition as the nation prays for his swift recovery. NBC's Keir Simmons reports.

  Mandela remains in hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in the hospital but is said to be doing better as he fights pneumonia. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

  Mandela improving and ‘breathing without difficulty’

The latest statement regarding the health of Nelson Mandela reports signs of improvement. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

  Nelson Mandela spends 2nd day in hospital

As Nelson Mandela spends his second day in a row in the hospital, NBC’s Keir Simmons joins Andrea Mitchell from Johannesburg and gives an update on Mandela’s condition.

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A statue of former President Nelson Mandela stands in a square in Johannesburg's upmarket Sandton suburb, November 29 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a town hall-style meeting with young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg in Soweto
U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a town hall-style meeting with young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg in Soweto

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a town hall-style meeting with young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg in Soweto June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed