12/19/2013 8:29amNelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has denied that his family is engaged in a "succession or dynasty" battle amid media reports of a family feud. She also said the anti-apartheid fighter's eldest daughter is now the head of the family.
12/19/2013 8:51amThe families of two Senegalese peacekeepers killed by suspected Islamic extremists in Mali this week gathered in the Senegalese capital Thursday for a ceremony honoring their sacrifice.
12/19/2013 10:54amNigeria's finance minister presented lawmakers Thursday with a proposed budget of 4.642 trillion naira ($29 billion) for 2014, saying it was lower than last year because of rampant oil theft and lower customs duties.
12/19/2013 11:47amA government investigation into the use of state resources to upgrade South African President Jacob Zuma's rural private home found some irregularities but excused the construction of features like a chicken run as being motivated by security concerns.