| 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 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
Pictures in the News from around the world....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Congratulations on President Obama’s reelection flooded in from leaders across Africa on Wednesday, but the sweetest words of all came from a 90-year-old Kenyan villager. Sarah Onyango Obama is the president’s step-grandmother, from the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:35 AM
PRETORIA -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in Thursday for another five-year term as the president of Zimbabwe, despite allegations from political opponents and Western states that the election was rigged.
The 89-year-old, who has ruled the country since its...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:44 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's current hospitalization is due to a lung infection, authorities said Tuesday.
Doctors were treating Mandela and he was responding to treatment, a statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:36 PM
President Jacob Zuma sends prison minister and one of his three wives to meet with President Obama's wife....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Man fined for assault for spilling his drink on the South African president: A South African court fined a Johannesburg man $1,000 for assault after he was found guilty of spilling his whiskey on the country's president, Jacob Zuma, at a meeting in July...