| Oct 18, 2011
Women who give up careers to stay at home and raise their children should be paid a salary, according to one of South Africa's most influential businesswomen.
Wendy Luhabe, who in 1999 was recognized as one of the 50 leading women entrepreneurs of the...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 2:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- South Africa's version of the Kennedys, the famous former first family -- the Mandelas -- will star in a TV reality show next year.
But former President Nelson Mandela, 93 and increasingly frail, won't be a part of the show....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Troy Christopher Spierling, 27, of Bliss Township, died unexpectedly Dec. 14, 2011, at his home.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Bliss Missionary Church. Pastor Curt Alexander will officiate and burial will follow in the...
| May 29, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62.
The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 9:00 PM
These are the results of the MHSAA Division 4 Lower Peninsula Boys Track and Field finals held at Jenison High School.
TEAM SCORING - Albion 48; Big Rapids Crossroads Academy 48; Muskegon Catholic Central 46; Reading 42; Centreville 40; Pewamo-Westphalia...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:35 AM
JOHANNESBURG, Africa -- Nelson Mandela was released from a South African hospital a day after officials said the ailing anti-apartheid icon underwent treatment for an abdominal ailment.
"The doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 3:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela was comfortable in hospital on Saturday after undergoing a "diagnostic procedure" for abdominal pains, the government said, telling people not to panic about the health of the 93-year-...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:20 PM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday after a keyhole abdominal examination showed there was nothing seriously wrong with the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader, the government said....
| Apr 25, 2009
Jacob Zuma, the man destined to become South Africa's president after his African National Congress party swept national elections this week, is a polygamist, a former communist revolutionary with little formal education, an alleged taker of lavish bribes...
| Sep 7, 2009
Mike Campbell sat and watched the flames. The 76-year-old Zimbabwean farmer desperately wanted to help. But you can't fight a fire with a walking stick.
So the fierce, proud man who had spent so many years fighting for his land was forced to stand by...
| Jan 2, 2009
Helen Suzman, an anti-apartheid activist and former longtime opposition leader in South Africa's parliament who was one of the few white elected officials to win the trust and respect of the country's black majority, died Thursday. She was 91.