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      SAfrica: Mandela in hospital with lung infection

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa says Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital with a lung infection.

      The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement Thursday that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on Wednesday.

      The statement says Mandela is being treated for a "recurrence of his lung infection" and that doctors are ensuring he has the best possible treatment.

      Zuma wished Mandela a speedy recovery and he urged South Africans and the world to pray for the former leader and his family. Mandela has become increasingly frail in recent years.

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