July 1, 2013 In the first official update on Mandela's health since Thursday, the presidency also urged people to prepare for the beloved rights activist's birthday later this month.
July 1, 2013 The president is on the final leg of his visit to Africa. On Tuesday, he and former President George W. Bush will join together for a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.
July 1, 2013 An African tour will include a stop in Tanzania, but not in neighboring Kenya, the homeland of President Obama's late father. The administration says it isn't the right time for a visit, since Kenya's new president is accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
July 1, 2013 The military gave President Mohammed Morsi and anti-government protesters 48 hours to resolve their differences, failing which it would put forward its own plan for the country. On the second day of anti-government demonstrations, protesters gave Morsi their own deadline: resign by 5 p.m. Tuesday. He says he won't go.
June 30, 2013 Sometimes pictures do a better job of conveying what's going on in the world. Here are three images — two from Sunday and one from Saturday — that describe the nature of protests in Egypt, Brazil and Turkey.
June 30, 2013 Speaking in Cape Town on Sunday, President Obama recalled what some say was Robert Kennedy's greatest speech — the senator's 1966 address at a South African university. Read that famous address and see video highlights.
June 30, 2013 "The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit," the president wrote Sunday. He also unveiled a $7 billion "Power Africa" initiative, to bring electricity to the continent.
June 30, 2013 The largest demonstrations so far against the Egyptian president's year-old government are being held. He says he won't give in to demands that he step down or call new elections. Some protesters, though, think Morsi will suffer the same fate as toppled President Hosni Mubarak.