South Africans crowded into churches, mosques, temples and synagogues on Sunday to remember Nelson Mandela, encouraged by their president to celebrate a life that transcended race and religion.
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will attend a South African national memorial service Tuesday in honor of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, a White House official said.
French troops have reached the town of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic, which has been paralysed by communal fighting.
Fourteen women jailed in Egypt over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been freed after an appeal court ruling.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama spoke to Nelson Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, by phone on Friday to express condolences over the former South African president's death, the White House said.
BANGUI - The Red Cross in Central African Republic has collected the bodies of 281people killed during two days of violence in the capital Bangui, the organization's president said on Friday.
TRIPOLI - Libya risks becoming a failed state like Somalia, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday, a day after gunmen shot dead an American teacher in the eastern city of Benghazi.
MOGADISHU - A Somali lawmaker was killed in the capital Mogadishu on Friday when a bomb planted under his car exploded at the entrance to the heavily fortified compound of the presidential palace, a senior police official said.
BENGHAZI - An American teacher has been shot dead in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.