| 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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In scattered villages on steep green hillsides, many who killed their neighbors in Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.
Speech that creates ethnic divisions has been...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congo's M23 rebels, the latest in a succession of militias responsible for horrific attacks on civilians in the east of the country, effectively surrendered Tuesday when they announced that they were laying down their...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: My 13-year-old dog passed away last month. I'm grateful I was able to be with him when he passed away at home. My buddy did have a full checkup two months before. The veterinarian had asked about any changes in the dog's behavior. While standing in the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
RWANDA, AFRICA -- In September, we flew into the capital city of Kigali before heading out to the Virunga Mountains to see mountain gorillas. Instantly, it was apparent how much rebuilding and growth has occurred since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when...
| 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...