| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:23 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Obama will deliver a tribute at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday at a stadium in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.
It was where South Africa's former leader made his last public appearance, in 2010, at...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:46 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Thousands of South Africans filed into the 94,000-seat soccer stadium in Soweto early Tuesday for the state memorial service of the nation’s apartheid-struggle hero, Nelson Mandela.
Low gray clouds and misty rain...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:15 AM
SOWETO, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela’s "long walk" was over.
His state memorial service Tuesday began with rousing cheers, and the words “Comrades! Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela! Long live!” in the style of the liberation...
| Sep 16, 2012
The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Liveright: 608 pp., $35
What a pleasant surprise to encounter a book that actually looks beyond the surface of South...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:02 AM
BET Awards red carpet: The 2013 BET Awards were held Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and the red carpet fashion parade did not disappoint. Among our favorites were Janelle Monae in a white Dolce & Gabbana suit, Kat Graham in a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:16 AM
Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh'
Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged Tuesday, after his health deteriorated over the weekend and he was listed in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, according to a statement from the South African president's office.
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:54 AM
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| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A disgraced former police chief of South Africa and Interpol boss serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption was released Friday on medical parole, with officials insisting he didn’t get preferential treatment. Correctional Services Minister...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:39 PM
China intensified its economic courting of Africa as Premier Hu Jintao pledged $20 billion in loans to countries on the continent over the next three years....
| Aug 5, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Chinese manager slain at controversial coal mine: In a riot over a pay dispute, enraged Zambian miners killed the Chinese mine manager, Wu Shengzai, 50, and wounded another representative of the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine, according to Zambian...