| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Tom Tykwer's Kenyan shingle One Fine Day Films is in Durban this week for the fourth time with "Veve," which has its world premiere July 20.
A complex exploration of the trade in khat, a mildly narcotic crop grown in the East African nation, pic marks...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Would you wear a shoe that has already traveled hundreds of thousands of miles?
That’s not such an outrageous idea under a charitable program announced last week by Southwest Airlines.
The Dallas-based carrier launched “Project Luvseat,&...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of Kenya’s Ministry of Defense and its spokesman, sending out tweets Sunday and Monday about corruption and starving children.
“The #Kenya Ministry of Defence is under new management: #Anonymous,”...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the Somali presidential compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, forcing their way inside, but President Hassan Sheik Mohamud was not there at the time.
The Shabab fighters detonated a car bomb near the entrance to the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At night he dreams of the sea.
As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Oscar-winning actress and newly anointed "Star Wars" cast member Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah."
Nyong'o is partnering with Plan B, the production company of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:43 PM
When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people.
Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
| Jun 19, 2014
In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...