Graça Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela were at the bedside of former president Nelson Mandela when he died, says family friend Bantu Holomisa.
Officials and eyewitnesses recount the militant Muslim fundamentalist group's audacious attack on a military base, which left many killed and injured.
The war-ravaged country has been referred to as the worst crisis most people have never heard of.
Former SA president Thabo Mbeki says his country was asked by the UK for help with a military plan to remove Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
A petition has been set up to bar US TV presenter Melissa Bachman from returning to South Africa after participating in a legal hunt.
The precious stones do fuel corruption, but the real crisis in the country is political, writes David Smith.
When Idris Elba arrived at the premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom", he drew some of the adulation usually reserved for the great statesman.
Young people in Somalia have known only war and little prospect of getting a job.
The Navy SEALS' stealthy assault on the militant group in a Somali village has gone awry.
A group of 78 dispossessed white farmers claim victory and intend to pursue full compensation.