| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 12, 2013
| 12:02 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 19 years of fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats and envoys gathered for the signing of a deal to seal the defeat of the Congolese rebel group, M23.
But the Congolese government and M23...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:28 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The leader of the rebel group M23, wanted by Congolese authorities for alleged war crimes, has surrendered to Ugandan authorities, according to local media and news agency reports Thursday.
Uganda's Daily Monitor cited an...
| 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...
| 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 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When the International Criminal Court was born 11 years ago, it may have seemed such an idealistic, noble idea that it could have leapt from the pages of a superhero comic book.
It would be a place where the world's...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conservation between heads...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Most Africans are now better governed than in 2000, but the pace of improvement has slowed, and many countries are experiencing setbacks in public safety and the rule of law, a group dedicated to improving leadership on the continent reported Monday....