| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Senegal's incumbent president concedes defeat: Incumbent Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's move to swiftly concede defeat after Sunday's presidential run-off election was seen as big step for African democracy, in a ieighborhhod better know for...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
A coalition of West African nations is closing off the borders of Mali, condemning it for a recent military coup that ousted its president. How could that affect the landlocked country? Blocking the borders means that Mali will be starved for gas and...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a tour across Africa on Tuesday by promising “partnership not patronage” with African nations....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
| May 8, 2011
| 6:05 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah has a way of pulling others into his gravitational field, whirling them around and then depositing them in a place at some distance from where they started out.
People leave an encounter with Center Stage's incoming artistic director...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:13 PM
The vast majority of women in the United States use birth control. Some of us may even consider it a minor annoyance. Sometimes we forget to take our pills. The side effects can be painful. But we put up with it because it's so important to have the power...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 1:51 AM
Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Demetrius Warren, accused in the slaying of Amadou Cisse, a Sengalese graduate student at the University of Chicago who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Nov. 17, 2008, when he was walking...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:59 PM
A Cook County jury late Monday convicted a man in the slaying of a University of Chicago doctoral student in a botched robbery nearly four years ago.
Demetrius Warren, 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated discharge of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:50 PM
A Cook County judge today sentenced a man to 120 years in prison in the slaying of a University of Chicago doctoral student from Africa during a botched robbery four years ago.
Prosecutors said Demetrius Warren, 21, fatally shot Amadou Cisse in November...
| May 16, 2010
I admit it: I fall in love easily. First, it was with a 268-pound guy. Despite his youth, he was gray and wrinkled. But there were others as the day wore on. One had a face like a horse. Another was nice-enough looking, but that neck — oh, heavens,...
| Jun 22, 2009
Philip D. Curtin, a historian of the African slave trade who after World War II was a leading figure in reviving the neglected field of African history, has died. He was 87.
Curtin, who was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1983, died June 4 of...