Mandela's situation improves: Looking much better
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "looking much better" after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones, but he would remain in hospital for the time being for extra care, a presidency spokesman said on Tuesday.


The country's first black president and anti-apartheid hero, who is 94, was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on Dec. 8 after being flown from his home village of Qunu in a remote, rural part of the Eastern Cape province. He was treated initially for a recurrent lung infection and then had a successful procedure to have gallstones removed. (Reuters)