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  • Obama: Spying among allies is 'how intelligence services operate'

    Obama: Spying among allies is 'how intelligence services operate'
    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama said Monday that national security officials are evaluating a report published this weekend claiming that the United States spied on its allies at the European Union, even as he dismissed espionage among...
  • Nelson Mandela turns 95, making 'remarkable progress'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – For more than a month, South Africans have kept an anxious vigil as their much-loved former president Nelson Mandela lay in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. But as Mandela turned 95 on Thursday, there was...
  • Busch Gardens: Vote on names for new lion cubs

    Busch Gardens: Vote on names for new lion cubs
    Busch Gardens is asking the public to help name two sister lion cubs that have come to live at the Tampa theme park. The duo, born on Feb. 20 in South Africa, are joined by an unrelated male cub, born March 20. The threesome arrived at Busch Gardens...
  • Nelson Mandela's family got legal aid meant for poor South Africans

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The recent feud among family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela over the bodies of his three dead children was damaging enough to the famous name. It has now emerged that a university law clinic...
  • Obama visits Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama walked in the steps of Nelson Mandela on Sunday as he visited the lime quarry where the civil rights icon once hunched in backbreaking work and the spare cell where he spent 18 years confined for fighting...
  • Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement' but still critical

    JOHANNESBURG — While Nelson Mandela's health "shows sustained improvement," he is still in critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday. Zuma issued the statement after visiting Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, where he was...
  • Obama says Nelson Mandela showed the power of 'acting on our ideas'

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Sunday, saying it demonstrated the success of "acting on our ideas." "You showed us how a prisoner can become president. You showed how adversaries can reconcile,&...
  • Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday: A time to remember in Soweto

    SOWETO, South Africa -- In this sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a crowd  lined up to write birthday greetings on a huge poster outside the modest house that Nelson Mandela once called home, part of a national outpouring for the anti-apartheid hero who...
  • Nelson Mandela 'able to smile' on 95th birthday

    Nelson Mandela 'able to smile' on 95th birthday
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials. “I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
  • In Africa, Obama reflects on Nelson Mandela's role in his life

    In Africa, Obama reflects on Nelson Mandela's role in his life
    DAKAR, Senegal -- With 94-year-old Nelson Mandela possibly nearing death, President Obama on Thursday reflected on the role the civil rights icon had played in spurring him into political activism, saying he “gave me a sense of what is possible in...
  • Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical

    Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical
    CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
  • Sudan and South Sudan sign a deal to resume oil exports

     
    Sudan and South Sudan sign a deal to resume oil exports: Oil exports are set to resume from Sudan and South Sudan after their leaders signed trade and security agreements....