China's President Xi Jinping met with South African president Jacob Zuma during a visit to South Africa in March. Xi also made stops in Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
"The representation by Africa’s leaders indicates that Africa’s attitude towards itself and its attitude towards the rest of the world have changed. We would like to see an Africa that is self-sufficient in every way, and that is possible."
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) reassured the public that 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is in “good shape and good spirits” after being hospitalized for an infection earlier this month.
Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said.
South African President Jacob Zuma said Nelson Mandela was doing "much better" and responding well to treatment for pneumonia.
Zuma made the comment after paying the 94-year-old icon a visit in the hospital Thursday.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela spent Easter in the hospital while continuing to receive treatment for pneumonia, government officials announced.