Mandela released from hospital
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was released Wednesday from hospital after being treated for a lung infection and having gallstones removed, a government spokesman said. The 94-yearold anti-apartheid icon will continue to receive medical care at home. Mandela had been in the hospital since Dec. 8. In recent days, officials have said he was improving and in good spirits, but doctors have taken extraordinary care with his health because of his age. The Nobel laureate will receive “home-based high care,” said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.