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  • Obama to speak at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama to speak at Nelson Mandela memorial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Obama will deliver a tribute at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday at a stadium in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. It was where South Africa's former leader made his last public appearance, in 2010, at...
  • El mundo rinde homenaje a Mandela en su funeral

    El mundo rinde homenaje a Mandela en su funeral
    Los líderes mundiales, desde el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, al líder cubano Raúl Castro, rendirán homenaje a Nelson Mandela en su funeral el martes en Sudáfrica, en el que se recordará su legado de acercar a los enemigos superando...
  • Obama flies in as singing crowds await Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama flies in as singing crowds await Nelson Mandela memorial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Thousands of South Africans filed into the 94,000-seat soccer stadium in Soweto early Tuesday for the state memorial service of the nation’s apartheid-struggle hero, Nelson Mandela. Low gray clouds and misty rain...
  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence

    Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dozens of soldiers were killed as clashes continued for a second day in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as more than 13,000 civilians took refuge at a U.N. peacekeepers’ base. The fragile state is confronting...
  • Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic

    Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The men came to the village in the Central African Republic at dawn, armed with Kalashnikovs, machetes and knives. A 55-year-old father of 10 hid in tall grass and watched in horror as the attackers handed his children and...
  • Fears of civil war in South Sudan grow as army loses key town

    Fears of civil war in South Sudan grow as army loses key town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Fears of civil war in South Sudan grew Thursday, after South Sudan's military admitted losing control of a key town in the country's east to army mutineers. The army lost Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, to a military...
  • U.N. finds mass grave in South Sudan as fighting spreads

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations said Tuesday that its staffers have found a mass grave in South Sudan, one of at least three reported as fighting, often based on ethnicity, has spread rapidly to half the country's 10 states. "Mass...
  • U.N. boosts South Sudan troop force as ethnic violence flares

    U.N. boosts South Sudan troop force as ethnic violence flares
    The United Nations Security Council voted Tuesday to send 5,000 more troops to South Sudan to tackle a wave of ethnic and political violence that has killed hundreds of people, perhaps thousands, and driven at least 81,000 from their homes. The action...
  • Violence flares between Israeli military and Palestinians in Gaza

    Violence flares between Israeli military and Palestinians in Gaza
    JERUSALEM-- Israeli military forces launched a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to suspected Palestinian sniper fire that killed an Israeli civilian doing repair work on the border fence, military authorities said. A 3-year-old...
  • U.N. scrambles to send more troops to South Sudan

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The United Nations Security Council authorized an urgent increase in peacekeeping forces for South Sudan on Tuesday in a bid to keep the world's newest country from sliding into prolonged ethnic bloodletting only two...
  • Latest Africa violence highlights limits of peacekeeping missions

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways. In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...