| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Apartheid is over, at least officially, in South Africa. Twenty years ago the country had its first all-race election that ended its system of segregation. Nelson Mandela was elected as the nation's first non-white president.
Bakithi Kumalo lived in...
| 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...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh.
But a disastrous performance in...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Hundreds of police and soldiers enforced calm Wednesday as voters lined up in this trash-strewn township southwest of Johannesburg where angry gas-bomb throwing mobs have rioted repeatedly in recent months over lack of government services.
| May 7, 2014
| 3:11 PM
In this drab township pocked by ponds of raw sewage and piles of uncollected trash, voters who lined up Wednesday to cast ballots in South Africa's election aired similar complaints: lack of jobs, lack of sewer pipes, uncollected trash, poor government...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:23 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House today approved a measure to name a section of Cicero Avenue for the late Nelson Mandela.
Mandela Road would start at Roosevelt Road on the south and end at West Grand Avenue on the north, said Rep. LaShawn Ford, whose...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:33 PM
On a red-dust wasteland at the edge of this South African shantytown, little white pegs in the ground mark the government's assurance that it would provide running water and electricity before Wednesday's national elections. It was a promise never kept....
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:22 AM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin:
Today we announce a reorganization involving three of our most important news departments. These changes will advance our efforts to produce a digital report...