Cyril Ramaphosa returns to Maseru to mediate a resolution after unrest in the country, around the same time a shootout occurred between armed forces.
The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades has risen to 48 after additional victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked that all who believe in democracy support the people of Hong Kong in their bid for elections.
State media says China would not give in to Hong Kong protesters' demands for full democracy and would wait for mass protests to fizzle out.
The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda upheld life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.
Hong Kong authorities announced a withdrawal of riot police from the streets in a major concession to pro-democracy demonstrators.
The Zimbabwe National Students Union condemns university Vice-Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura for condoning Grace Mugabe's bogus doctorate.
The Ferguson police chief has apologised for the mistakes made by the police after a white officer shot to death an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown.
Russian citizens are showing support for their country by flaunting anti-sanction slogans such as "We can get our kicks without your Coca-Cola".
United States President Barack Obama vowed to continue air strikes against Islamic State fighters and pledged to build more international support.