NEW YORK - At "Madiba," a South African-themed bar in Brooklyn named for Nelson Mandela, mourners responding to news of the anti-apartheid champion's death on Thursday gathered to launch giant white lanterns and to consider how they would pay tribute. | Video
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WASHINGTON - Nelson Mandela's greatest accomplishment was to unify South Africa and push for reconciliation between blacks and whites in the post-apartheid era, F.W. de Klerk, the country's last white president, said on Thursday.
- Nelson Mandela was hailed on Thursday as a "hero of our time" as tributes poured in from world leaders on the death of the man who led the triumphant fight against apartheid in South Africa and became that country's first black president.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama hailed former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday as a leader who left his country with a legacy of freedom and peace. | Video
JOHANNESBURG - Following is the full text of South African President Jacob Zuma's address to the nation on the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on Thursday:
BANGUI - France said it would act immediately in Central African Republic after securing U.N. backing to halt sectarian violence that rocked the capital on Thursday and risked escalating into widespread civilian massacres. | Video
CAIRO - Harboring grudges that date back to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and police, not the army, were prime movers in overthrowing the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Mursi. Full Article | Slideshow