Israel comes under mounting international pressure amid calls for an independent probe after its forces killed 60 Palestinians in one day during protests along the Gaza border as the United States opened an embassy in Jerusalem. The United Nations has condemned the violence of Israeli security forces, South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel and anti-Israel protests have sprung up worldwide. Meanwhile, the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has defended Israel’s “restraint” after no mention of the violence was made at the embassy’s opening ceremony.
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Six critically endangered black rhinos are flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project.
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Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II; Artist Leonardo da Vinci dies; Civil War Gen. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson killed; Nelson Mandela claims victory in South Africa vote; Singer Bing Crosby born. (May 2)
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Carolyn Steyn, founder of 67 Blankets, came up with the initiative to make the largest portrait blanket of Nelson Mandela to celebrate 100 years since his birth. She called on her friends for help and developed a Facebook group called “67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day”. In just days, hundreds of people from around the world had pledged to knit a blanket for Nelson Mandela Day, including inmates at Zonderwater correctional services, who did the majority of the knitting.
The presidents of Angola, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo arrive for a tripartite South Africa Development Community summit in Luanda. IMAGES
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Clashes with gunfire erupted between police and protesters during evictions in Vrygrond, an informal settlement outside Cape Town, footage from Tuesday shows.
Disgruntled residents set fire to tires and nearby vegetation, and smashed local stores. Residents vowed to continue protesting if authorities continue to evict them from the land.
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Rev. Jesse Jackson pays tribute to Winnie Mandela as hundreds of people line the streets of Soweto in South Africa to see her funeral procession.