| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:18 AM
A judge in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday threw out murder charges against a British businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife on their honeymoon.
Deputy Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence fell short of what was required to prove...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas.
Instead, she received his remains...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...
| Nov 11, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' is seen lit up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation...
| Nov 15, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week’s report begin in Northern Ireland, where the coffin bearing the remains of slaying victim Brendan Megraw is carried after a funeral service in Belfast. Megraw was abducted from...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- With productions spread around much of the globe, and an enduring focus of social issues, Film and Music Ent. (F&ME), the London-based production company set up 15 years ago by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, has concluded production in Cape...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:05 AM
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority will appeal the controversial murder acquittal of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and his five-year sentence for the lesser crime of culpable homicide.
The decision to appeal was announced Monday and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state.
Scott took office in the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With the death of Nelson Mandela still fresh in the minds of millions, and the nation celebrating the 20th anniversary since the end of apartheid, South Africa has spent much of 2014 in a reflective mood. So it seems only fitting that a wave of local docs...