| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Industrial-sleek coffee shop and roaster Bar Nine Collective officially opened its doors to the public Tuesday in a cavernous warehouse in the Hayden Tract of Culver City.
Founded by Zayde Naquib, who ran the coffee installation at MOCA's Mike D-curated...
| Apr 23, 2014
Two true Chicago stories.
They both happened on the same Sunday in April.
Story one: A teenager pushing a man in a wheelchair down South Michigan Avenue is shot twice in the abdomen in a drive-by shooting.
Story two: On the day before his 11th...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:00 PM
As a boy, Patrick Manyika looked up and watched packages of corn and canned fish fall from the sky.
An airplane streamed overhead, dropping supplies to the hundreds of refugees living in isolation in the rolling hills and forests of northeast Rwanda....
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This past summer, in a small village outside of Phnom Penh, not far from the Mekong River, I met an 8-year-old boy named Basil. He couldn't stop laughing, playing, racing around the village like any boy his age.
Visiting him meant something special to...
| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Africa has one-fifth of the world’s landmass, but no long-term, continuous record of air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions data … for now.
College of William and Mary graduate Katherine Potter is spearheading the Rwanda Climate...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Three interlocking stories unfold in the documentary "Sweet Dreams," each one reinforcing the other to telling and finally joyous effect.
"Sweet Dreams" is the English translation of the Kinyawanda language phrase "inzozi nziza." That's the name of an...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly two decades, warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in millions of deaths and cast the resource-rich region as the world capital of rape and crimes against humanity.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:28 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The latest Google Doodle honors American zoologist Dian Fossey.
Fossey is known for her work and research with mountain gorillas in Africa. She died in 1985. Today would have been her 82nd birthday.
Fossey, a San Francisco native, started out as an...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Dian Fossey, a naturalist who chronicled her life among the gorillas of Rwanda in the book "Gorillas in the Mist," was honored Thursday with a Google Doodle.
Her work with what she called "the greatest of the great apes" helped to recast the 400-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The life of Mother Teresa may be headed for the big screen with independent producers Tony Krantz and Jamey Volk working with The Mother Teresa Center to develop an authorized "I Thirst" project.
"Hotel Rwanda" screenwriter Keir Pearson has come on board...