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A ceasefire negotiated between rival Muslim and Christian militias brought a brief respite Saturday to a Central African Republic town after two days of violent clashes.
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The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression - and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
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A Kenyan official says several people have been killed and injured in fighting between rival ethnic groups in the country's north.
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An official says French troops are deploying in western and northern regions of the Central African Republic, a day after France stepped up its presence in its former colony to try to stem violence there.
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In this March 1997 photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, left, shows the way to Britain's Princess Diana in Cape Town, South Africa, where they discussed the threat of AIDS in the country.
First he pointed his cellphone camera at a group of children chanting Nelson Mandela's name as they waved posters of the anti-apartheid champion.
Egyptian security forces fired tear gas Friday during clashes with rock-throwing supporters of the ousted Islamist president demonstrating in several districts across the country, officials said.
With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the sweeping biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" transforms in the midst of its theatrical release from a living tribute to a big-screen eulogy.
Nelson Mandela shouldn't be revered as a civil rights icon, the statements screamed: He should be exposed for what he is: A communist.
Wielding rifles and machetes, armed Christian fighters who support the Central African Republic's exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday, leaving almost 100 people dead.
An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. Mandela had been dealing with health issues over the past several months that led to his hospitalization on more than one occasion.
In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, raise clenched fists as they walk hand-in-hand upon his release from prison in Cape Town, South Africa.
France has long served as Africa's policeman, sending troops in regularly -- and often meddling behind the scenes -- to keep the peace and secure its interests on a continent where it was once a major colonial power.
The South African Cabinet on Thursday ordered that an inter-ministerial task team report on the funding of controversial security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home be released to the public.
A police official says a suicide car bomber, targeting two pick-up trucks carrying Puntland Marine Forces in northern Somalia, has killed nine people and wounded 37 others.