NELSON MANDELA DIES AT 95: ANTI-APARTHEID LEADER AND ICON OF SOUTH AFRICA

(CNN)¬†— Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.¬†Mandela was 95. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have… [Continue Reading]

DEATH TOLL UP TO 30 AS POLICE FIRES ON STRIKING MINERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Police opened fire to disperse thousands of machete-wielding workers taking part in a strike at a South African mine, killing more than 30, authorities said Friday. South African police said more than 30 people died in the attack Thursday. The National Union of Mineworkers gave the number at 36. The violence erupted when police shot… [Continue Reading]