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Nelson Mandela in 'stable condition'

Nelson Mandela is said to be in a stable condition in hospital in South Africa after an operation for a stomach complaint.

The authorities will not say where he is, or what procedure he has undergone.

A spokesman said the government was keen to protect Mr Mandela's family from the media.

The BBC's Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding reports from Johannesburg.

  • 25 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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