Saturday, December 7, 2013
Muhammad Ali paid heartfelt tribute and Ashes cricketers donned black armbands Friday as the sports world united in respect and mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela.
Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
French troops rumbled into Central African Republic on Friday, trying to quell violence in the capital a day after armed Christian fighters raided Muslim neighborhoods, leaving nearly 100 people dead.
Nelson Mandela's grandson expressed gratitude Friday for the global outpouring of support since the death of the 95-year-old peace icon, saying his family had been “overwhelmed” by the heartfelt tributes.
Nelson Mandela's legacy of tolerance formed the basis of South Africa's democracy, but profound inequalities inherited from decades of racial segregation linger.
Friday, December 6, 2013
South Africans woke on Friday to a future without Nelson Mandela, and some said they feared the anti-apartheid hero's death could leave their country vulnerable again to racial and social tensions that he did so much to pacify.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
Monday, December 2, 2013
An Egyptian panel Sunday focuses on the army as it votes on a new constitution, the first step in a “democratic transition” pledged after the military ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian authorities on Sunday freed a prominent secular activist but extended the detention of another after the two were arrested for holding unauthorized demonstrations, judicial sources said.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
A Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeast Namibia killing all 34 people on board, Namibian police said on Saturday.