Connect the World takes viewers on a journey across continents, beyond headlines and into histories of the stories that are changing our world.
The rich, the powerful. The famous and the family. All of them bidding goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, the first of three days his body will lie in state at the seat of South Africa's government.
First was South African President Jacob Zuma, then came Mandela's widow Graça Machel and former wife Winnie Mandela, both wearing black turbans.
In near silence, dozens of family members passed by as military honor guards dressed in white flanked the coffin on each end.
There were others too. Former South African leaders Thabo Mbeki and F.W. de Klerk, the country's last apartheid-era president and Nobel Peace Prize winner. U2's Bono also paused for a moment before moving on.
But what did Mandela's memorial day mean for everyday citizens of South Africa?
Becky looks at how South Africans came together to celebrate the life of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela with footage taken by CNN iReporters in the country.
A ceasefire negotiated between rival Muslim and Christian militias brought a brief respite Saturday to a Central African Republic town after two days of violent clashes.
The truce between the Muslim Seleka militia and the Christian anti-Balaka in Bossangoa allowed aid agencies to begin assessing the needs of the population caught in the midst of the violence.
At the Ecole Liberte school, where a makeshift displaced camp sprang up in September to harbor fleeing Muslims, the numbers swelled during the clashes from around 2,500 displaced to nearly 10,000.
The people there are in need of almost everything: food, water and shelter.
Over in a Catholic Church compound where 35,000 Christians sought refuge from the Seleka militias in September, the camp is more established, but water and food supplies are dwindling and there is very little shelter from the elements.
Malaria and malnutrition are all too common among the camps' denizens, but disease and malnutrition aren't the only problems facing them.
French Ambassador to the U.N Gerard Araud tells Becky that the Central African Republic is on the verge of "mass atrocities".
Freedom fighter, prisoner, moral compass and South Africa's symbol of the struggle against racial oppression.
Screenwriter Bill Nicholson tells Becky about the difficulties of putting together the life of a legend in the Nelson Mandela film 'Long Walk to Freedom'.
A building collapse occurred at a construction site in the township of Tongaat about 4:30 p.m. local time, at the end of the working day and after many workers had left on Tuesday.
Police said one woman was confirmed dead at the scene and three people remained unaccounted for.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said he was shocked by the "horrific accident" and expressed confidence an investigation into its cause would be quickly carried out.
In a statement describing the collapse as "calamitous," the Department of Labour said its acting director, deputy director of inspection and enforcement and the commissioner for its Compensation Fund were visiting the site.
The South African Press Association (Sapa) said the search and rescue operation had been called off so that the department could move some of the rubble.
It quoted a police spokeswoman as saying it was possible that more people were trapped in the debris.
Speaking from the scene Tuesday, Crisis Medical operations director Neil Powell told CNN the construction work had been taking place beside a shopping mall.
"It's unknown exactly what caused the collapse. There was a large amount of scaffolding and cement foundation that collapsed onto some of the construction workers," Powell said.
He said those taken to a hospital for treatment had suffered injuries ranging from moderate to critical.
Max Foster speaks with Neil Powell of Crisis Medical who is on the scene of a deadly building collapse in South Africa.
M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have said they are laying down their arms.
The ceasefire comes in the wake of government capture of two major rebel strongholds.
CNN’s Arwa Damon tells Becky a long term sustainable victory will prove to be far more challenging.