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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

Insight: In the shadow of Mandela, Zimbabwe's Mugabe fights on

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Both are hailed as African liberation heroes and both preached, and were praised for, messages of reconciliation and unity when their countries threw off the shackles of white minority rule. Full story

Mandela still critical but improving- government

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital but "continues to show improvement," the government said on Tuesday. Full story

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Well-wishers hold a giant banner with an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a celebration to mark Mandela's 95th birthday at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City July 18, 2013.
Well-wishers hold a giant banner with an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a celebration to mark Mandela's 95th birthday at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City July 18, 2013.

Well-wishers hold a giant banner with an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a celebration to mark Mandela's 95th birthday at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City July 18, 2013.REUTERS/Henry Romero

A statue of former President Nelson Mandela stands in a square in Johannesburg's upmarket Sandton suburb
A statue of former President Nelson Mandela stands in a square in Johannesburg's upmarket Sandton suburb

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

Well-wishers participate in a celebration to mark Mandela's 95th birthday at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City
Well-wishers participate in a celebration to mark Mandela's 95th birthday at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City

Well-wishers hold a giant banner with an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a celebration to mark Mandela's 95th birthday at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero