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June 24th, 2013
06:58 PM ET

Mandela remains in critical condition

Few have shown the spirit and determination of Nelson Mandela.

He endured 27 years as a political prisoner for challenging apartheid, only to emerge to become the first black president of South Africa.

Now, at the age of 94, he remains in critical condition, suffering a stubborn lung infection.

This comes ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to the African continent, where he will be visiting Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa along with his family.

No meeting between the two is currently scheduled, but much depends on the health of Mandela—and any turns for the better, or worse.

For a full update on the former South African leader with CNN's Nkpile Mabuse, check out the video above.

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