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2008-07-19 09:00:16

By Claire Soares He may be the world's adopted grandfather, but it was with his actual grandchildren that Nelson Mandela chose to celebrate his 90th birthday yesterday in the rural South African village he calls home.

2008-07-18 18:00:11

BIRTHDAY greetings from admirers ranging from politicians to pop stars to members of the public were pouring in for Nelson Mandela, who turned 90 today.

2008-07-08 06:00:27

By William Kaempffer and Maria Garriga, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul.

2006-09-03 03:12:39

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma is due in court this week to face corruption charges, strengthened by outspoken supporters who have kept alive his hope of political resurrection.

2006-07-31 06:20:36

By Paul Simao PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday postponed the graft trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as defense lawyers called for the case to be dismissed.

2006-07-17 14:02:17

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela said on Monday he "never imagined" reaching the age of 88 as he received one of his first birthday presents -- a shipment of rum and cigars from Cuban President Fidel Castro.

2006-07-10 14:41:03

By Ingrid Melander and Tom Pfeiffer RABAT (Reuters) - European and African ministers said on Monday the waves of illegal migrants seeking a better future in Europe would not be stopped unless Europe helped Africa fight poverty.

2006-05-08 08:14:24

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday acquitted former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of raping an HIV-positive family friend after a sensational court case which opened wide rifts in the ruling African National Congress. Zuma was once seen as South Africa's next president.

2006-04-05 21:48:46

By Andrew Quinn PLATFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - Dressed in crisp olive uniforms and shiny black boots, the squad of 40 South African Bushmen took up formation with military precision, the last hope of a vanishing people.

2006-03-16 12:08:01

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - World leaders have their faults, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela said on Thursday, regaling the cast of an Oscar-winning gangster movie with tales of his own teenage years as a pig thief.

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