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AP PHOTOS: Signs of global devotion to Mandela

12/14/2013 1:19am
Nelson Mandela became a hero around the world, as shown by the number of streets, schools, bridges and restaurants named for the South African leader. Here's a look at how Mandela has been honored in cities including London, Paris, New York, New Delhi, Montreal and Oakland.

Party of jailed Rwandan dissident vows to fight on

12/14/2013 1:43am
The party of jailed Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire says it will continue fighting for the "total liberation" of Rwanda after the country's highest court on Friday upheld her conviction and raised her jail term from eight to 15 years.

Mandela makes final journey home in SAfrica

12/14/2013 3:18am
On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony Saturday at an air base in South Africa's capital before being loaded onto a plane.

US official urges Somalia to protect human rights

12/14/2013 7:14am
The top United States State Department official for Africa is urging Somalia's government to do more to protect its most vulnerable people, especially women, and to respect the rule of law.

Explosion inside Kenya minibus kills at least 4

12/14/2013 10:27am
At least four people were killed Saturday after a device exploded inside a passenger van in the capital, Kenyan police said, in what appears to be the first attack inside Nairobi since the deadly terrorist assault on an upscale mall in September.

UN: 2 peacekeepers killed, several wounded in Mali

12/14/2013 1:48pm
A bombing killed at least two U.N. peacekeepers in Mali and seriously wounded several others in the troubled northern city of Kidal, U.N. officials said Saturday.

Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral

12/14/2013 3:19pm
Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu changed course Saturday night and announced plans to attend the funeral of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela after all.