World | Elections

Mandela's Condition Clouds Obama's S. Africa Visit

NPR | June 29, 2013 12:44 p.m. | Updated: July 1, 2013 8:31 a.m.

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Ari Shapiro

President Obama has decided not to visit the former president in the hospital, out of deference to Nelson Mandela’s peace and comfort. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader has been hospitalized for three weeks with a lung infection.


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