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S Sudan declares curfew after troops clash

S Sudan declares curfew after troops clash Tue, 17 Dec, 2013

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir declared an overnight curfew in the capital after the government foiled what he called an attempted coup. 
Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home

Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home Sun, 15 Dec, 2013

Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his home village Sunday.
Mandela's body lying in state in Pretoria

Mandela's body lying in state in Pretoria Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Thousands of mourners are paying last respects to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, as his body lies in state in the South African capital.
Hollande visits CAR after two French troops killed

Hollande visits CAR after two French troops killed Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Central African Republic Tuesday, just hours after two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting.
World marks international Human Rights Day

World marks international Human Rights Day Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Countries around the world are marking International Human Rights Day.
South Africans, world leaders pay tribute to Mandela at memorial service

South Africans, world leaders pay tribute to Mandela at memorial service Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

More than 60,000 people gathered in Johannesburg Tuesday for a memorial service to honor late South African President Nelson Mandela.
French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

French soldiers killed in Central African Republic Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

France confirmed that two of its soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, where they have been working to end months of instability and violence.
World leaders gather in South Africa for Mandela memorial

World leaders gather in South Africa for Mandela memorial Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Leaders from around the world will pay tribute at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid leader who died last week at the age of 95. 
Obama calls for peace as Hagel orders US support in Central African Republic mission

Obama calls for peace as Hagel orders US support in Central African Republic mission Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
South Africa holds 'day of prayer' to honor Mandela

South Africa holds 'day of prayer' to honor Mandela Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Sunday has been designated as a day of prayer and reflection in South Africa in honor of the late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela who died Thursday at the age of 95.
French troops arrive in Central African Republic amid violence

French troops arrive in Central African Republic amid violence Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

French troops received a triumphant welcome Saturday on the streets of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, as warplanes and helicopters swooped low over the embattled city and residents cheered.
Dozens killed in north Kenya inter-ethnic fighting

Dozens killed in north Kenya inter-ethnic fighting Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Kenyan officials and relief workers say fresh clashes erupted between rival ethnic groups in the country's north on Saturday, a day after the government moved to deploy troops to the troubled region.

South Africa and world mourn Nelson Mandela

South Africa and world mourn Nelson Mandela Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

South Africans are mourning the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, the country's first black president, who died Thursday at the age of 95.
French reinforcements arrive in CAR capital

French reinforcements arrive in CAR capital Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

The French defense minister says troop reinforcements have begun arriving in the Central African Republic, after reports that around 100 people were killed there Thursday in renewed sectarian violence.
World leaders react to the passing of Mandela

World leaders react to the passing of Mandela Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Minutes after news of the passing away of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, tributes and speeches started streaming in.
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