South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.
UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces
The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces.
Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation
A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced Monday, with 100,000 people facing starvation.