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2014 World Cup - FIFA, the world football’s governing body, has announced new prize money for the 2014 World Cup and hosts of future age-group events following its executive committee meeting on Thursday.
Nairobi, Kenya - The global farmers' body, World Farmers' Organisation (WFO), on Friday paid tribute to the late South African President, Nelson Mandela describing him as 'a just man, a visionary, a good man, simple, one of us”.
Dakar, Senegal - Senegalese dailies devoted their first pages and pictures to the memory of the former South African leader, Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday night.
Dakar, Senegal - The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehinon, has expressed deep sadness at the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid stalwart, Nelson Mandela, saying the world has lost a true statesman, a leader and a pragmatic visionary.
Khartoum, Sudan - The Elders Forum, a group of world veteran politicians and prominent socio-religious veterans founded by Nelson Mandela on his 89th birthday, 18 July 2007, said Friday that it was 'deeply saddened' by the death of their mentor.
Banjul, Gambia - The leader of Gambia’s opposition People's Progressive Party has described the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, as not only the leader of South Africa, but a leader of Africa and the world.
Nairobi, Kenya - The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, José Graziano da Silva, has said the world has lost one of the its passionate defenders of the right to food following the death of Nelson Mandela, former South Africa president on Thursday night.
New York US - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday sent its condolences to the people of South Africa, the African continent, as well as the international community on the passing of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa.
Abuja, Nigeria - The President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark, on Friday said the legacies left by late South African President, Nelson Mandela, “would outlive generations globally”.
Abuja, Nigeria - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Friday ordered Nigerians to observe three days of mourning in honour of the former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday.
Brazzaville, Congo - Congo's Supreme Council for Freedom of Communications (CSLC) on Friday banned three privately-owned newspapers – La Griffe, Le Nouveau Regard and La Vérité, accusing them of “defamation, publishing and propagating of false and seditious news and manipulation of public opinion”.
Tunis, Tunisia - The United States has no intention to open a military base in Tunisia, the US embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, has said following reports in the local media claiming the US wants to have a base in the North African country.
Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana has joined the international community in mourning the passing of South Africa former president Nelson Mandela. The diamond rich South Africa’s neighbour issued two separate messages to the government of South Africa and the Mandela family.
Brussels, Belgium - Senior European Union leaders have described the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela as a very sad day for the world.
Accra, Ghana - Ghanaian newspapers on Friday paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. The two state-owned newspapers, the Graphic and Ghanaian Times, had large portraits on their front pages of Mandela waving while websites of several radio stations also carried the story.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - As preparations for the state funeral of South Africa's liberation hero Nelson Mandela got underway on Friday, East African leaders mourned the peace icon’s passing.
Kigali, Rwanda - The president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Friday saluted the memory of the former South African president and a hero in the fight against apartheid, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday after a long illness.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Nelson Mandela’s legacy, the values for which he fought -- peace, love, forgiveness and freedom -- will always remain in the memory of generations, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday following the passing of South Africa’s first majority rule president.
Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has joined the international community in honouring Nelson Mandela as an exceptional leader who left behind a legacy that no one can fill but one that everyone can and should admire.
Amnesty decries escalating bloodshed, reported revenge killings in CAR - Revenge killings have been reported across Bangui and other parts of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the aftermath of the military clashes that happened in the early hours of Thursday, Amnesty International (AI) has said.
Dakar, Senegal - The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, his expressed a deep sadness and that of his administration, following the death of the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, which occurred on Thursday at the age of 95.
Nairobi, Kenya - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has expressed his deepest sympathy following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela whom he hailed as an iconic figure.
Port-Louis, Mauritius - A number of Mauritian politicians Friday joined the band wagon in paying their tribute to the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday night in Johannesburg.
Khartoum, Sudan - Sudan’s long-time serving First Vice President, Ali Osman Taha, is stepping down to make room for fresh blood in the coming cabinet reshuffle, the local media said on Friday.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - As the African Union Commission (AUC) mourned the passing of Africa’s illustrious and transformational leader, Nelson Mandela, it paid tribute to the former South African president’s legacy in Africa, especially his efforts to promote democracy, freedom and equality across the continent.
UNAMID celebrates 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence - More than 500 women, men and school girls participated in an event in Al Fashir, North Darfur, to mark of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said.
Pretoria, South Africa - Speaking for the international sporting community, the South African golfing icon, Gary Player, Friday paid tribute to “fallen giant” Nelson Mandela who died in Johannesburg on Thursday night.
Khartoum, Sudan - The Sudanese Journalists Union on Friday denounced as illegal the suspension of a number of newspapers by the government. The Union, though pro-government, said in a statement it issued on Friday that it was opposed to the suspension of newspapers except through legal measures.
Nairobi, Kenya - Reacting to the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s death, Amnesty International (AI) Friday paid tribute to one of the world’s most visionary leaders in the fight to protect and promote human rights.
Nairobi, Kenya - Kenyan leaders joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who passed on Thursday night at the age of 95.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has on behalf of the Commission, its staff, and the Union expressed grief on the passing of a pan-African icon and Nobel Peace laureate Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania is mourning the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela for three days during which the national flag will be flown at half-mast, President Jakaya Kikwete announced on Friday.
Khartoum, Sudan - Sudanese media on Friday paid tribute to former South African President and anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, featuring the story of his death on their front pages.
Lagos, Nigeria - The news of the death, on Thursday, of former South African revered statesman, global icon and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, aged 95, reverberated like wild fire across newsrooms in Nigeria with media outfits trying to outdo themselves with the story.
Washington, DC, US - US first black President Barack Obama Friday paid a glowing tribute to South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, saying 'he no longer belongs to us -- he belongs to the ages.'
Washington, DC, US - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday eulogised former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 on Friday, saying his 'long walk to freedom' gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity.
Pretoria, South Africa - The International Bar Association (IBA) on Friday joined lawyers and other legal professionals in saluting Nelson Mandela, one of South Africa’s first black lawyers who morphed into a global statesman.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The news of the death of Nelson Mandela did not come as a shock to many people here, but it has deeply touched their hearts as the passing of any great leader would do.
Pretoria, South Africa - As South Africans and millions around the world mourn the death of liberation hero and global icon Nelson Mandela, the spotlight on Friday shifted from his Johannesburg home to a military airport in Pretoria, where his body has been moved.
Nelson Mandela dead - Never in the history of South Africa – or any other country for that matter – has one individual played such a pivotal role in uniting a deeply divided society. Prisoner-turned-world statesman became a moral beacon for all mankind after steering South Africa, a former land of Apartheid, away from a full-blown race war.
Accra, Ghana - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has paid tribute to the late South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95, saying he used peace as a vehicle of liberation.
Rawlings describes Mandela as 'Man of great spiritual elegance' - Ghana's former President Jerry John Rawlings has described former South African President and anti-apartheid giant Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, as a 'man of great spiritual elegance'.
Johannesburg, South Africa - The death of Nelson Mandela is a tremendous loss, not only for South Africa, but for the world, Human Rights Watch said in a statement released shortly after the former South African President died at 20h50 at his home in Johannesburg Thursday.
Pretoria, South Africa - The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Mandela Rhodes Foundation have expressed their profound sadness at the passing of their founder, former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the age of 95 Thursday.
Pretoria, South Africa - With South Africa in the moment of its deepest sorrow following the death of its first black President Nelson Mandela Thursday, all the country's flags are to fly at half-mast till after his funeral.
Abuja, Nigeria - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has eulogised former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, saying his 'indefatigable spirit will continue to inspire present and future generations of Africans'.
New York, US – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela, extolling the life of the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa as an inspiration for all.
Pretoria, South Africa - Nelson Mandela is dead, South Africa's president Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' Zuma said on national television.
New York, US – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Thursday strongly condemned a violent and cowardly attack on Puntland government forces that reportedly killed several people and injured dozens of others.
Police in Brikama, West Coast Region of The Gambia, on Thursday charged five youth leaders of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) and three militants with unlawful assembly following a meeting they held in Tanjie.