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Mandela’s Condition Still Critical As He Undergoes Minor Surgery

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Former South African president, Nelson Mandela has undergone a minor operation.

The anti-apartheid hero underwent a “surgical procedure to unblock a dialysis tube” on Friday just before marking his seventh week at a Pretoria health facility where he has been since suffering relapse of a lung condition, according to US news network CBS.

The operation was “minor”, the network reported. But presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj would not confirm that the procedure took place.

The presidency said Sunday that Nelson Mandela was still critically ill in hospital but improving slightly.

“He is critical, stable, but there is some improvement,” he told AFP.

Earlier reports said the 95-year-old Nobel peace laureate was breathing with the aid of a ventilator and had undergone dialysis.

CBS also reported two scares on Mandela’s condition in the past week.

“On one occasion Nelson Mandela was not responding to his meds (medicines), and on another his life support machine showed him in distress,” according to CBS.

The presidential spokesman, Maharaj however said he was not aware of any recent scares.

There was no further information over Mandela’s possible discharge, which family members alluded to on his 95th birthday two weeks ago.

Mandela’s current hospital stay is his longest since his release from prison in 1990, after serving 27 years under the apartheid regime.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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