Hentoff, an eclectic columnist, critic, novelist and agitator dedicated
to music, free expression and defying the party line, died Saturday at
His son, Tom Hentoff, said his father died from natural causes at his Manhattan apartment.
Schooled in the classics and the stories he heard from Duke Ellington and other jazz greats, Nat Hentoff enjoyed a diverse and iconoclastic career, basking in "the freedom to be infuriating on a myriad of subjects."
Ivory Coast's president said a deal was reached Saturday to end a
two-day army mutiny that renewed security concerns in the world's top
cocoa producer and Africa's fastest-growing economy.
President Alassane Ouattara made the announcement during a cabinet meeting Saturday evening. Earlier in the day, his defense minister, Alain-Richard Donwahi, led a delegation to negotiate with disgruntled soldiers in the country's second-largest city, Bouake, where the mutiny that saw troops shooting their weapons began Friday morning.
A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held
Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a
huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to
find survivors amid the wreckage, opposition activists said.
Rescuers and doctors said the explosion was so large there were nearly 100 wounded and burned. Over 50 wounded were transported to the Turkish border town of Kilis for treatment, as local hospitals couldn't cope.
Ghana's newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office
Saturday in a peaceful handoff of power that stood out in a region
facing political crises.
Thousands of people gathered in Accra's Independence Square, dressed in the red, blue and white colors of the New Patriotic Party, to witness the swearing in of Akufo-Addo as president and Mahamudu Bawumia as vice president.