A wellwisher carries a portrait in front of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where Nelson Mandela is being treated. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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Graca Machel, wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, says his condition has improved in recent days. Photograph: Getty Images

Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, said the condition of the hospitalized former South African president has improved over the last week. Mandela (9(...)