| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Four days after "Elysium" hit theaters, the science fiction movie's backers announced Tuesday that they have greenlighted director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie."
Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will once again co-produce and co-finance the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:52 PM
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 11:41 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Sunday but will continue receiving care at home under the close supervision of doctors, and with his family nearby.
The former South African president, who is 95, was...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Shane Taylor left his mark on the second season of "Strike Back," but the show's stars left their marks on him, too.
The British actor suffered a few hits while playing ruthless soldier-for-hire Craig Hanson in the Cinemax drama which ended its season...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:23 AM
An alumnus from South Kent School is working on creating a bridge between South Kent and a South African group.
Tresor Kayumba, Class of 2009, has visited Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the past two years.
Nkosi's Haven is a non-...
| 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 8, 2012
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86.
Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2012
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was a most unusual burglary. Thieves got in through the bathroom window and walked past the flat-screen TV, DVD player, expensive camera and a couple of brand-new cellphones. Instead, they took 20 external hard drives...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Al Qaeda-linked Somali rebel militia Al Shabab claimed credit for a bomb attack n Mogadishu that killed 10 people, an apparent attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohammed Ali....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A typical South African rape - captured on cell phone video: South African radio and social media lit up with outrage after a cell phone video showed the gang rape of a 17 year old girl by a group of adolescents. They offered her 25 cents to keep silent...