Children with Nelson Mandela balloons outside the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated
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Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

The former president and anti-apartheid leader has been critically ill with a recurring lung infection since 8 June.

South African President Jacob Zuma, who visited Mr Mandela in hospital, said he was "encouraged" by his progress.

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 18 Jul 2013
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