| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By the looks of it, U.S. President Barack Obama may be close to joining the French in taking on the Chinese -- in Africa.
According to my sources in the French government, Obama made it clear to both British and French leadership at the onset of his...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:39 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The United Nations Security Council authorized an urgent increase in peacekeeping forces for South Sudan on Tuesday in a bid to keep the world's newest country from sliding into prolonged ethnic bloodletting only two...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways.
In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Is it safe there?" If you're heading out of the country for an upcoming spring or summer vacation, you may be asking that question. And the short answer is, "nowhere is completely safe, but you can avoid the worst trouble spots."
The starting point...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Most Africans are now better governed than in 2000, but the pace of improvement has slowed, and many countries are experiencing setbacks in public safety and the rule of law, a group dedicated to improving leadership on the continent reported Monday....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:32 PM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, we're at the Vatican with Pope Francis as he leads the celebration of Christmas Eve Mass. Bangui, Central African Republic: A man sells Nativity scenes made from clay and reeds. Bhubaneswar, India: Children dressed as...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins inside Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles, where Archbishop Jose Gomez greets inmates. He visited the halls containing the most dangerous offenders and handed out religious materials. Staying in the Southland,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:10 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Central African Republic’s interim president, Michel Djotodia, agreed to resign Friday under regional pressure after failing to halt the brutal sectarian violence that has devastated the country, officials...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
LONDON -- Pope Francis decried abortion Monday as a sign of a wasteful modern culture that treats goods and people, including unborn children, as easily discarded commodities.
In the annual papal “state of the world” speech delivered to...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Mother Nature gets the nod to start Wednesday's Pictures in the News. The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, where the Polar Vortex brought high winds and frigid temperatures to the area....