Despite early pledges to seek a nuclear-free world, Obama is launching a "modernization" of the US arsenal that actually makes atomic war more likely.
Some 40,000 marched through central Cape Town to protest the Gaza "massacre" at South Africa's parliament, with banners reading "Israel is a racist apartheid regime."
Two were killed as South African police fired on protesters at the townships of Mothotlung and Damonsville, where residents are angry at having been without water for a week.
While Republicans wax outraged over Obama's handshake with Raúl Castro at the Mandela memorial, US client state Israel offers a far better analogy to apartheid South Africa.
Dozens of Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces opened fire to disperse protests against the Israeli occupation and commemorating Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962 thanks to CIA intelligence, and only removed from the US "terrorist watch list" in 2008—15 years after his Nobel Peace Prize.
The UN Security Council unanimously approved the first-ever “offensive” UN peacekeeping brigade to battle rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Michel Djotodia, leader of rebel forces that took power in the Central African Republic, declared that the constitution is dissolved and he is now the nation’s leader.
Workers arrested at South Africa's Marikana mine have been charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot by police, under an apartheid-era "common purpose" law.
South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), linked to the ruling ANC, and the upstart AMCU accuse each other of being controlled by the mineral industry.