Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital. File photograh: Johnathan Evans/Reuters

Anti-apartheid leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela returned to his home today where he will continue to receive intensive care a(...)

Well-wishers light candles yesterday in front of former South African president Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton, Johannesburg. Photograph: Reuters/Mujahid Safodien

The condition of Nelson Mandela, who has spent more than 40 days in hospital receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection, is “steadily improvin(...)

A child places flowers outside the hospital where ailing former president Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains in a critical but stable condition after (...)

People gather with candles for Nelson Mandela outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated  in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama will host a summit of leaders from sub-Saharan Africa next year, the White House has said.The announcement came as Mr Obama (...)

Police detain a man carrying a remote aerial camera that flew over crowds outside the hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

South African police today detained the owner of a radio-controlled helicopter drone carrying a camera that was filming scenes around the Pretoria ho(...)

People gather to leave messages of support for former South African president Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital  in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s condition improved overnight and is now “stable” while still critical, the government said today.The s(...)

Dozens of hand-made messages of support for former South African President Nelson Mandela are posted to the wall outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. South African. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, the government said today.A statement from President Jacob (...)

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma said this morning. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma said this morning.“Doctors are doing e(...)

Former South African president Nelson Mandela who has been taken to hospital, where he is in a “serious but stable condition”, a government spokesman said. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela’s recovery today as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital with a recurring lung inf(...)

A file image of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition today after being taken to hospital with(...)