| Nov 10, 2013
ARUSHA, Tanzania -- Fire was the last thing my husband, Steve, and I expected on our trip to Tanzania for a 12-day safari. Yet here we were in our Land Cruiser, bouncing along rutted dirt roads through walls of fire.
Our hosts reassuringly explained...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
We had a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience visiting national parks in Kenya. On our 11-day safari, we visited the Serengeti (Masai Mara), Samburu, Amboseli and other parks. The wildlife is extraordinary with sightings of lions, cheetahs, zebras,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- One of the few shops that Kenyan soldiers didn't loot during last month's siege by terrorists of a Nairobi shopping mall was a local Bata shoe store, according to closed-circuit video footage.
Kenyan media have reported...
| Sep 17, 2013
The Kenyan parliament's recent vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court could undermine the trials of Kenya's president and deputy president. But even more alarming, the vote casts a shadow over the ICC's global mandate to effectively...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The gunmen appear calm, almost nonchalant as they saunter through a Kenyan shopping mall firing automatic rifles. Terrified shoppers dive for cover as bullets streak by.
Security camera video obtained by CNN from the Westgate mall in Nairobi provides...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON — An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident.
Onyango Obama, half brother of the president's late father, came to the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Mark Obama Ndesandjo, the half-brother of President Obama, has self-published a book detailing the ugly side of their shared father.
The Associated Press reports that in "Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery," Ndesanjo "recalls alcohol-fueled beatings...