| Apr 1, 2014
Re "Flight from rage," March 30
In 1968-69, a group of young non-African travelers and I, the only American, drove from London to Johannesburg, South Africa. Many hair-raising events occurred during our five-month journey, not the least of which was...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Reflecting the Egyptian judiciary’s growing role in a wide-ranging crackdown against opponents of the interim government, a criminal court on Saturday sentenced more than 100 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to 10 years in prison....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding there.
One elderly man was...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The Maersk Alabama, featured in the movie “Captain Phillips,” has left the Seychelles after authorities completed the investigation into the deaths of two Americans, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL.
On Tuesday, two Americans were found...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:29 PM
What do cats, feces and pies have in common? Well, besides the fact that many can be found in a typical American and British home, they’re also in the titles honored by the Bookseller for being the strangest book titles of the year.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Newly reelected Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appointed old-guard figures for his fourth Cabinet after a failed attempt by the prime minister to coax opposition figures into a coalition government.
The 34-minister Cabinet unveiled Monday...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:12 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:31 PM
After arriving from Ghana, West Africa, Trinity Christian College student Ezekiel Odonkor was surprised to get a personal email and invitation for dinner from the college president. When Odonkor struggled to pay his tuition, he was even more surprised...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:19 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday lost a bid to prevent the live broadcast of his murder trial next week in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Under a High Court ruling Tuesday, the bulk of the...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:43 AM
CAIRO – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has come to Egypt.
State television said Saturday that the country’s first case had been discovered. It said the patient, who was hospitalized in Cairo, had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, where...