| May 19, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Inspired by the chance to give a child all the opportunities of America, Christine and Michael Ieronimo of Plymouth traveled to Ethiopia in 2008 and adopted a 2-year-old girl.
Six years later, Christine Ieronimo has written a book that weaves her love...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 11:58 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Face-to-face peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan were stalled Saturday, government officials and rebel delegations said, dashing hopes of a swift end to the bloodshed.
Representatives of President Salva...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You."
Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive.
"He wrote back a two-page letter...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes.
But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women's race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon.
Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory.
Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Amane Gobena glanced over her shoulder several times as she approached the final stretch of Sunday's L.A. Marathon.
Gobena, of Ethiopia, wanted to make sure that no one could threaten her shot at a $75,000 payday.
She had no need to worry.
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Illuminating a tradition in much of rural Ethiopia that grossly violates the rights of women and girls, "Difret" presents an important message, albeit in rather clunky narrative terms. More showing and less telling would have made this fact-inspired drama...
| Dec 16, 2012
Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...