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Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PETORIA, South Africa) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.

Mandela, 94, has “returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital,” the statement said.

“The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team,” a spokesman for the South African President’s office said.

The former president was admitted to the hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up.

In December, the anti-Apartheid activist was hospitalized for 18 days. He was treated for gallstones and a lung infection.

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Malala Yousufzai Discharged from British Hospital

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, England) -- Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was targeted and shot by the Taliban last October for supporting education for girls, has been discharged from the British hospital where she has been receiving treatment.

In a statement Friday, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham said Yousufzai was released on Thursday "to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in the West Midlands."

The family could be staying in England permanently after Yousufzai's father accepted a job as an education attaché at the Pakistani consulate in Birmingham.

Explaining the decision to send her home, Dr. Dave Rosser said, "Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers.  She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care.”

The hospital says Yousufzai is scheduled to check-in again in late January or early February to undergo cranial reconstructive surgery.  Before then, she will return "regularly" for clinical appointments.

The hospital on Friday also released a video of Yousufzai's discharge, showing her walking down a corridor and waving goodbye:

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Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela will be able to spend at least part of the holiday season with his family at home rather than in a hospital room.

The 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was discharged on Wednesday night from an undisclosed hospital in the capital city of Pretoria, but will still need to receive medical care at his home in nearby Johannesburg, government officials said.

“He will undergo home-based high care at his Houghton home until he recovers fully,” said a statement from the South African Office of the Presidency, referring to the neighborhood where Mandela’s home is located.

Mandela was hospitalized Dec. 8 for medical tests that revealed a recurring lung infection and gallstones.  It was his longest hospital stay in decades, and concern was growing each day for the revered anti-apartheid hero considered to be the father of the South African democracy.

Government officials have not been willing to release many details about Mandela’s treatment or condition.

Current President Jacob Zuma said Mandela was in “good spirits” when he visited him in the hospital on Christmas morning.  Earlier in the week, Zuma said Mandela had been in serious condition when first hospitalized, but was responding to treatment and looking better.

Mandela was briefly hospitalized in February for tests to find the source of abdominal pain, but was well enough by this summer to receive visitors, including the Clinton family, at his other home in his rural childhood village called Qunu.

After spending more than 27 years in prison for his fight against a racist, whites-only government, Mandela championed the movement for racial reconciliation in South Africa.  Beginning in 1994, he served one 5-year term as the country’s first black president.

Mandela has been retired from public life for more than a decade and has spent most of the past year in the remote village of Qunu.  There’s no word yet on when he might be well enough to return to Qunu.

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Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Photo Courtesy - Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital Friday after recovering from an acute respiratory infection, South African officials announced.

The 92-year-old former South African president was airlifted to the hospital early Wednesday, after developing a persistent cough while vacationing with his wife.

Doctors said Mandela underwent several specialized medical tests while he was in the hospital.

"Given the history of his health over the last few years and his age, these tests are necessary to provide optimal health care to him," Surgeon General V.J. Ramlakan said at a news conference Friday.

Ramlakan reassured the media there was "no need to panic."

He said the tests are normal for a person of his age and profile and is currently in stable condition and is being monitored closely.

Mandela was released to his family to receive home-based care, officials said at the news conference.

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