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  • Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music

    Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music
    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,...
  • Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man

    Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man
    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...
  • Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

    Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize
    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,...
  • Should women get mommy salary?

    Should women get mommy salary?
    Women who give up careers to stay at home and raise their children should be paid a salary, according to one of South Africa's most influential businesswomen. Wendy Luhabe, who in 1999 was recognized as one of the 50 leading women entrepreneurs of the...
  • South African photographer believes theft was hate crime

    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...
  • Bomb at Mogadishu theater kills 10, including Somali sports officials

     
    The Al Qaeda-linked Somali rebel militia Al Shabab claimed credit for a bomb attack n Mogadishu that killed 10 people, an apparent attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohammed Ali....
  • South Africa's Johnny Clegg returns with first U.S. album in 17 years

     
    When South African musician Johnny Clegg started playing music in earnest in the 1970s, he was something of a trendsetter, one who assembled an integrated band of white and black musicians at a time when his nation’s government officially sanctioned.......
  • Michelle Obama's magical family tour of Africa

     
    The Obama extended family spends a week touring parts of Africa, ending with a private weekend safari....
  • South African ex-miners seek compensation for lung disease

     
    A lawyer for hundreds of chronically ill South African gold miners says they were denied health checks for the potentially fatal lung disease silicosis. Attorney Richard Meeran says legal action has been launched in a London court seeking compensation...
  • South African ruling party youth leader refuses to resign

     
    South African ruling party youth leader Julius Malema slammed disciplinary procedures against him as worse than apartheid justice. Malema said he would not step down as ANC Youth League president, despite his suspension....
  • U.N. panel votes to condemn Syria for violent crackdown

     
    A United Nations committee voted Tuesday to condemn Syria for its violent crackdown on protesters, stepping up the pressure Syria's increasingly isolated president, Bashar Assad, after Turkey’s prime minister urged him to step down....