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Mandela ‘steadily improving’ on 95th birthday

South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president’s health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.

“Madiba remains in hospital in Pretoria but his doctors have confirmed that his health is steadily improving,” said a statement from President Jacob Zuma, referring to Mandela by his popular clan name.

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