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Jan 28, 2011

No need to panic over Mandela, says government

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela is undergoing specialized tests in hospital and there is no reason to panic over his health, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Friday.

Mandela, 92, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday, prompting fears for the anti-apartheid icon who led South Africa as its first black president and is revered at home and abroad as a symbol of reconciliation and hope.

Jan 28, 2011

Mandela in good hands, don’t panic – S.Africa govt

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela is undergoing specialised tests in hospital and there is no reason to panic over his health, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Friday.

Mandela, 92, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday, prompting fears for the anti-apartheid icon who led South Africa as its first black president and is revered at home and abroad as a symbol of reconciliation and hope.

Jan 27, 2011

Nelson Mandela recovering from collapsed lung

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela is recovering from a collapsed lung and could be released from hospital as early as Friday, a source close to Mandela told Reuters on Thursday.

The 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday for what his foundation described as routine tests.

Jan 27, 2011

Mandela hospitalisation raises concern over health

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalised overnight for routine medical tests, reviving concern over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon.

Mandela was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday for what his foundation described as routine tests, but Talk Radio 702 reported that he had been seen by a specialist pulmonologist, who treats respiratory systems.

Jan 27, 2011

Nelson Mandela hospitalisation raises fears over health

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalised overnight for routine medical tests, reigniting fears over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon.

Mandela was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital Wednesday for what his foundation described as routine tests but Talk Radio 702 reported that Mandela had been seen by a specialist pulmonologist, who treats respiratory systems.

Jan 27, 2011

Mandela hospitalization raises fears over health

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalised overnight for routine medical tests, reigniting fears over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon.

Mandela was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday for what his foundation described as routine tests but Talk Radio 702 reported that Mandela had been seen by a specialist pulmonologist, who treats respiratory systems.

Jan 19, 2011

In the chatroom with the cyber guerrillas

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) – If anyone needed proof that cyber activists can create havoc in the real world, the last few weeks have provided evidence in megabytes.

Rallying behind WikiLeaks, the thousands of internet activists who made headlines in December by bringing down the websites of MasterCard and Visa have been branching out.

Dec 10, 2010

Analysis: Cyber attack protection not worth the cost for most

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Organizations can protect themselves to some degree against cyber attacks like the ones WikiLeaks supporters have carried out against Visa and Mastercard but it’s a costly and constant race against time.

Most companies have no protection at all against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which put computer servers out of action by overwhelming them with requests — and most will never become targets.

Dec 10, 2010

Cyber attack protection not worth the cost for most

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Organisations can
protect themselves to some degree against cyber attacks like the
ones WikiLeaks supporters have carried out against Visa and
Mastercard but it’s a costly and constant race against time.

Most companies have no protection at all against distributed
denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which put computer servers out
of action by overwhelming them with requests — and most will
never become targets.

Dec 9, 2010

S.Africa’s Zuma controversial but smart -WikiLeaks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The rise of Jacob Zuma to South Africa’s presidency was an “astonishing achievement,” according to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

Zuma became South African president in May 2009 after a bruising battle for the leadership of the African National Congress with former President Thabo Mbeki, who was forced by the ruling party to step down in late 2008.