| 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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:21 PM
It has been 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was elected president. During the difficult times of apartheid people at least had music to keep their spirit alive, as the Four Peace Band demonstrated that Saturday...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
On Saturday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow three Honorary Oscars, and one Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The reception will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. In just a few years, the...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:54 PM
When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989, symbolically signaling the end of the Cold War, it was no surprise that many credited President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for bringing it down.
But the true heroes behind...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:57 AM
Kindness and the power of forgiveness were among the biggest lessons that six Hartford students brought back from their recent school trip to South Africa — principles promptly put to the test upon their return to Hartford Public High School, they...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
More than 80% of voters participating in Catalonia's weekend independence poll endorsed breaking away from Spain, initial results showed early Monday.
The northeastern region held an unofficial, nonbinding secession vote Sunday, in violation of Spanish...
| 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,...
| 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 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure.
As a correspondent in Africa, years before one could follow a path rendered by MapQuest or Google Earth, I came to love and rely on those hand-stenciled city maps in the Lonely Planet guidebook...