| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures
Wednesday, June 26 -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama said Monday that national security officials are evaluating a report published this weekend claiming that the United States spied on its allies at the European Union, even as he dismissed espionage among...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:25 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – For more than a month, South Africans have kept an anxious vigil as their much-loved former president Nelson Mandela lay in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
But as Mandela turned 95 on Thursday, there was...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The recent feud among family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela over the bodies of his three dead children was damaging enough to the famous name.
It has now emerged that a university law clinic...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:55 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama walked in the steps of Nelson Mandela on Sunday as he visited the lime quarry where the civil rights icon once hunched in backbreaking work and the spare cell where he spent 18 years confined for fighting...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
JOHANNESBURG — While Nelson Mandela's health "shows sustained improvement," he is still in critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday.
Zuma issued the statement after visiting Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, where he was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Sunday, saying it demonstrated the success of "acting on our ideas." "You showed us how a prisoner can become president. You showed how adversaries can reconcile,&...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:07 PM
SOWETO, South Africa -- In this sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a crowd lined up to write birthday greetings on a huge poster outside the modest house that Nelson Mandela once called home, part of a national outpouring for the anti-apartheid hero who...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:46 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials.
“I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:20 AM
DAKAR, Senegal -- With 94-year-old Nelson Mandela possibly nearing death, President Obama on Thursday reflected on the role the civil rights icon had played in spurring him into political activism, saying he “gave me a sense of what is possible in...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:47 AM
CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
While flying on Air Force One, the president told...