| 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:...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Shane Taylor left his mark on the second season of "Strike Back," but the show's stars left their marks on him, too.
The British actor suffered a few hits while playing ruthless soldier-for-hire Craig Hanson in the Cinemax drama which ended its season...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:23 AM
An alumnus from South Kent School is working on creating a bridge between South Kent and a South African group.
Tresor Kayumba, Class of 2009, has visited Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the past two years.
Nkosi's Haven is a non-...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:56 AM
MAUN, Botswana - If you've paid for an African safari but you're still not clear about the details, bad on you. Making the same mistake, I didn't dig into the heart of the adventure before I headed to Southern Africa for my first wildlife safari,...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Philip Winchester's character, Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, has been wrestling some heavy demons in the new season of "Strike Back."
In the season premiere, he was forced to kill one of his Special Air Service trainees. The trainee's brother, former special...
| May 29, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62.
The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
| Jun 25, 2012
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was a most unusual burglary. Thieves got in through the bathroom window and walked past the flat-screen TV, DVD player, expensive camera and a couple of brand-new cellphones. Instead, they took 20 external hard drives...
| Jun 8, 2012
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86.
Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The former boss of South Africa's ruling party youth league won't be given a reprieve of his expulsion from the African National Congress for bringing the party into disrepute, a decision likely to spell the end of his political ambitions....