By Ed Cropley and Pascal Fletcher JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - More than 70 leaders from across the world, some of them locked in enmity, are flying to South Africa for memorials to Nelson Mandela that will hail one of humanity's great peacemakers, officials said on Monday. U.S. President Barack Obama and Raul Castro from Cuba, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Britain's David Cameron will be among those attending Tuesday's main send-off in Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium, reflecting the global appeal of South Africa's first black leader, who died on Thursday aged 95. "The whole world is coming to South Africa," foreign ministry spokesman Clayson Monyela said, playing down concerns about the logistics and security of such a large event organized at only five days notice.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American organization tasked with furthering democracy in developing nations said on Monday that next April's elections in Afghanistan will not be perfect, but they should be better than the previous polls which were marred by widespread fraud.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking her conservative party's support for a new German government alliance with its center-left rivals and pointing to continuity in Berlin's hard-nosed approach to Europe's debt crisis.