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It remains to be seen how far an American-style town hall meeting will get the US president.
Though he didn't visit Nelson Mandela in the hospital, US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon today.
Makaziwe Mandela, who is Mandela's oldest surviving child from his first marriage, told state broadcaster SABC in a candid interview Thursday that the South African anti-apartheid icon 'doesn't look good.'
Analysis: When the US president lands in Senegal late Wednesday on his first visit to the continent in four years, he comes laden with the weight of surveillance scandals at home and disillusionment abroad.
Well-wishers have been streaming through to leave flowers and messages for Mandela on a makeshift wall of tribute at the hospital where he's being treated.
Amnesty International says 'homosexual acts' are being criminalized across the continent.
'Welcome to the atoll of Diego Garcia, the ‘Footprint of Freedom!’' US naval personnel are told in an information kit about the remote Indian Ocean island. Meanwhile, its native population fights to return.
Nearly 50 years after he was sentenced to life in prison, Nelson Mandela is in serious condition at a South African hospital.
Nelson Mandela headed into a third night in hospital Sunday.
Banished years ago by a white minority government to a remote town for her anti-apartheid activism, Mamphela Ramphele is now ready to take on the ANC.
Zimbabwe's army is intimidating and beating supporters of the opposition, the rights group says.
Oscar Pistorius appeared in court Tuesday for the first time in more than three months. The presiding judge warned against a 'trial by media' that threatens to scandalize the justice process.
Last time Zimbabweans re-elected longtime ruler Mugabe, violence left hundreds dead and the country in tatters. It's almost time for a new election, and the signs are not good.
The European Union says it will not renew a weapons embargo on Syrian rebels, a Chinese baby boy is rescued from a sewage pipe, and maple-scented money in Canada? Wishful thinking, Canucks.
France and the UK make a pitch for the easing of weapons sanctions on Syrian rebels, Chinese anger over graffiti at an ancient Egyptian temple, and Toronto's embattled mayor cracks on with a re-election campaign.
Pakistan reacts to Obama's drone speech, a plane spewing smoke shuts Heathrow Airport, and a bridge collapse in Washington state tosses cars into the chilly Skagit River.
Nigeria's army fights back against militant Islamists in the restive northeast, the IRS mess continues, and a new study that will make you think twice before you go jump in the pool.
Fresh unrest in South Africa’s troubled platinum belt has ignited fears of a return to the violence that last year left more than 50 people dead.
Foreign convoy targeted in first major attack on the Afghan capital in two months, study finds that malarial mosquitoes love smelly people, and the fascination with scrumptious sushi cats.
Spy scandal harkens back to the Cold War, Bangladesh and Myanmar brace for Cyclone Mahasen, and from extra charges on flavored vodka to penalties on beards, the world's weirdest, wackiest taxes.