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South Africa

Nelson Mandela: ‘Because of him, we grew up in hope’

South Africans poured into the streets to mourn the passing of their first black president Wednesday. Black, Indian, and white, they embodied the racial harmony that Mandela strove for.

AIDS: How South Africa is beating the epidemic

AIDS turning point: South Africa is the worst-hit country in the worst-hit region of the epidemic. But the disease is no longer an acute emergency. The spread of infection has slowed sharply and those infected are living close-to-normal lives. Still, an exhausted nation deals with the aftereffects.