| 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 17, 2014
| 4:51 PM
It was a handshake a year ago at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and this week it was a long phone call.
President Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, have taken the strongest steps ever toward ending more than half a century of antagonist...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:21 PM
When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Perhaps no other show on the air has experienced such whiplash-inducing extremes of praise and criticism as "Homeland," a program that's become a cautionary tale about the dangers of creating ambitious television in an era of relentless scrutiny and ever-...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Hot pink and tangerine, chartreuse and bright blue, the Post-it notes flutter up the outdoor stairway like thousands of fragile Technicolor butterflies, clinging hopefully to the concrete wall of the government office. “We love Hong Kong.”...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down.
She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
South Africa's longest-running soap announced an indefinite hiatus last week, the culmination of a year-long pay dispute that led to the entire cast being sacked in August.
Pubcaster SABC on Sept. 30 aired the last of its episodes filmed with the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:18 PM
In a world racked by war, atrocities and treason, the search for a worthy Nobel Peace Prize laureate presents a daunting challenge this year.
Where on the planet can a man, woman or organization be found to have alleviated the bloodshed and cruelty that...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa's toughest prisons if the double-amputee Olympic track star is sentenced to jail time for killing his girlfriend, the head of the prison service said on Thursday.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Last month, the philanthropic Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it would sell off the fossil fuel stocks that helped to enrich it. Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, had beaten the Rockefellers to the punch. Its decision to divest, in April,...