| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:48 PM
It was always there, shimmering on the horizon out my bedroom window: Robben Island, a barren outcrop in the dazzling Atlantic Ocean and the world's most notorious prison. And from as far back as I can remember, there was one fact we knew about that patch...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
"Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...
| Dec 3, 2013
"Traveling is good for the brain," says musician Jonathan Butler, 52. "The mind needs it. I can't imagine life without getting to see all the amazing, different parts of the world." Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the Grammy-nominated singer-guitarist-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said.
A proposal to ban fishing of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:49 PM
I am 24 years old, and I just decided to move to Hartford.
It would seem that is not a normal thing to say, or at least many find it to be a surprising choice. The reasons I decided to move here — move back really — would benefit from some...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:30 AM
South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race.
Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year old chess whiz drawn into the Cape Town's well-known child-gang...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's been half a century since Paul Theroux showed up as a fresh-faced Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa. It's been 38 years since “The Great Railway Bazaar” made his name as a travel writer, and about 11 since he traveled overland...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Longtime international motion picture publicist Bill Edwards, who spent much of his career at MGM, died Wednesday at the age of 84.
Despite Edwards being unwell for the past two-three months, his son, Nicolas, said the death was sudden. He died in his...
| Jul 22, 2013
In the apartheid era, the coastal city of Durban featured pristine "whites only" beaches and a boardwalk dotted with hotels and high-rise apartment blocks, a popular holiday destination. Legislation has changed all that and Durban stands as a symbol of...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:52 PM
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...