Mandela ‘steadily improving’ as he turns 95 in hospital

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As an ailing Nelson Mandela recuperates in a South African hospital, the world celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday, honoring his legacy in various ways, including performing 67 minutes of community service.

Schoolchildren sang “Happy Birthday” to the former president during morning assemblies while crowds left flowers and candles outside his Pretoria hospital. The day also marks 15 years since he married his wife, Graca Machel.

President Jacob Zuma said that Mandela, who has been hospitalized with a lung ailment since June, is “steadily improving.” Zuma’s latest assessment comes after weeks of describing Mandela’s heath as critical but stable.

Source: CNN

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