| Jan 13, 2014
If you know that Kathleen "Keen" Harrison is a Chicago-area geneticist who founded the nonprofit Project Harambee to help Kenyans affected by HIV, you might think that her motivation was rooted mostly in her work as a scientist.
But she'll tell you that...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
We had a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience visiting national parks in Kenya. On our 11-day safari, we visited the Serengeti (Masai Mara), Samburu, Amboseli and other parks. The wildlife is extraordinary with sightings of lions, cheetahs, zebras,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Mark Obama Ndesandjo, the half-brother of President Obama, has self-published a book detailing the ugly side of their shared father.
The Associated Press reports that in "Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery," Ndesanjo "recalls alcohol-fueled beatings...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:32 PM
"This is Thanksgiving in Manchester."
Only one week to go until race organizer Jim Balcome intones the familiar welcome at the 77th annual Manchester Road Race, which starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Manchester Thanksgiving morning.
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Sam Chalanga of Kenya won his first Manchester Road Race, finishing the 4.748-mile course in 21 minutes, 31 seconds, on Thursday morning.
Chalanga was 12 seconds off the course record (21:19), tied last year by Aaron Braun of Englewood, Colo. Braun...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON — An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident.
Onyango Obama, half brother of the president's late father, came to the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:45 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Almost a week after the African Union called for the International Criminal Court to delay its prosecution of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, the judicial body responded by excusing Kenyatta from having to be in court for...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A Somali-born Norwegian said to be a suspect in a deadly assault on a Kenyan shopping mall was described Friday by former classmates and others who knew him as an observant Muslim who struggled to fit in after his family fled...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:01 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenyan and Norwegian authorities are investigating the possible involvement of a 23-year-old Somali-born Norwegian in a devastating attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, officials said Friday.
The Somali terror...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...