Friday, 29 March 2013

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Obama sends thoughts and prayers to Mandela

Obama's thoughts and prayers are with the ailing leader, the White House said.

Obama "has begin admiral Mandela to be an afflatus in his own claimed life, but aswell in his able career," agent Josh Earnest said on Thursday, abandoning affairs with Mandela by both the admiral and Aboriginal Lady Michelle Obama.

"The admiral is getting kept acquainted of the above president's bloom condition, and absolutely our thoughts and prayers go out to the above admiral and his family," Earnest said.

On Thursday, the admiral said that Mandela was "responding positively" to analysis for a lung infection which has resulted in his re-admission to hospital.

"The doctors admonish that above admiral Nelson Mandela is responding absolutely to the analysis he is ability for a alternating lung infection," presidential agent Mac Maharaj said.

"He charcoal beneath analysis and ascertainment in hospital."

Undisclosed hospital

Earlier, Maharaj said Mandela was acquainted if he was taken to an bearding hospital just afore midnight on Wednesday.

He said that accustomed Mandela's age and medical history, doctors had acted with the greatest attention and responsibility, and had absitively to forward him to hospital.

"He is accepting analysis to accord with the infection and to accumulate him comfortable." Maharaj said infections advance rapidly. Asked if this was the case with Mandela, he answered: "They consistently do."

Earlier this month, Mandela was accepted to a Pretoria hospital for a appointed check-up apropos to a abiding belly complaint.

He was absolved the afterward day. In February, he was accepted to hospital with a abdomen ailment.

In December, Mandela spent 18 canicule in hospital during which he underwent an operation to abolish gallstones and accustomed analysis for his alternating lung infection.

Before that Mandela was endure was taken to hospital in January 2011, if he was accepted to Milpark Hospital for accepted tests apropos to respiratory problems.

Mandela's endure above accessible actualization was in July 2010, at the final of the Fifa World Cup at Soccer City in Johannesburg.

Since again he has spent his time amid Johannesburg and his affiliated apple of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

South Africa's aboriginal atramentous admiral has a continued history of lung problems, dating aback to the time if he was a political captive on Robben Island during apartheid. While in bastille he apprenticed tuberculosis.“ Sapa, Sapa-dpa

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