Sofia. Aiming to ensure the comfort of its customers during the holidays – December 6, Saint Nicholas, and December 8, the students’ holiday – CEZ postpones the planned repairs in the period. Viktor Stanchev, Head of Exploitation and Support Deptartment at CEZ Distribution Bulgaria, cited by 24 Chasa daily, stated that there is special attention on the security of the electrical network in Bansko, Dobrinishte and Borovets, which are famous preferred destinations for celebrating the students’ holiday.
Johannesburg. South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday. Tributes began flooding in almost immediately for a man who was a global symbol of struggle against injustice and of racial reconciliation, Reuters reports. UK Prime Minister David Cameron called Mandela "a hero of our time". "A great light has gone out in the world," he said.
Washington. America's first black president Barack Obama Thursday mourned Nelson Mandela as a "profoundly good" man who "took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice," AFP reports.