Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nelson Mandela turns 95

Nelson Mandela turns 95
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela will celebrate his 95th birthday today in a Pretoria hospital, while countries around the world celebrate the fourth annual Mandela Day. South African President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela in the hospital, and said he was healthy enough to smile in response a birthday greeting. The government is encouraging South Africans to celebrate Mandela Day by performing 67 minutes of chartable acts, while New York is displaying a large image of Mandela in Times Square. Mandela’s daughter says his health is improving; she hopes he will return home soon.

More from around the web:

How the world is celebrating Mandela Day (One).

Nelson Mandela’s political career, in pictures (Politico).