| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Orphaned during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Emmanuel Habimana posed a question to Stevenson High School students, including Rafi Stifelmann, that chilled her to the bone.
How long will it be until we actually mean it when we say, "Never again?"...
| Mar 28, 2014
Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement.
Mr. Salem took those...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Sometime before Dec. 14, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis wrote three words on a chalkboard in his family's Newtown kitchen.
"Norturing, helin, love."
Not long afterward, Jesse was one of 20 first-graders gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His...
| 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 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 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebels' headquarters and last stronghold.
The action raised the possibility that the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from their last stronghold in eastern Congo, raising hopes that the government might defeat the rebels and begin to bring some...