Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.
Monday, December 16, 2013
South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the “Rainbow Nation” ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of.
The body of Nelson Mandela arrived at his ancestral home village of Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape on Saturday ahead of the anti-apartheid leader's state funeral set for the following day.
Egypt said Saturday a referendum on a new draft constitution will be held next month, the first step toward elected rule in a country deeply polarized after president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.
Mary Valentino said goodbye on Saturday to the cardboard shack she has called home.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar.
South Africa's government was confronted Friday with a new and chilling allegation about the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial: He was reportedly accused of murder 10 years ago.
Friday, December 13, 2013
A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish during a memorial to Nelson Mandela defended his “champion” performance on Thursday, but said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode while on stage.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said France's intervention in the Central African Republic is dangerous but vital to avoid a bloodbath, during a visit to shore up morale after two elite French soldiers were killed.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama implored thousands gathered in a cold, rainy stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to carry forward Nelson Mandela's mission of erasing injustice and inequality.