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  • Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid

    Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid
    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...
  • New Docs on South Africa Abound, But Local Network Can't Air Them

    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...
  • Spirited songs and stories celebrating end of apartheid by Bakithi Kumalo and friends

    Spirited songs and stories celebrating end of apartheid by Bakithi Kumalo and friends
    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...
  • The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

    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...
  • South Africans vote, some under heavy security

    South Africans vote, some under heavy security
    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. South...
  • South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with

    South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with
    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...
  • 25 years after the Salman Rushdie fatwa, how is free expression faring?

    25 years after the Salman Rushdie <i>fatwa</i>, how is free expression faring?
    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...
  • Stretch of Cicero Avenue could be renamed for Nelson Mandela

    Stretch of Cicero Avenue could be renamed for Nelson Mandela
    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...
  • As South Africa elections approach, disillusionment is leading

    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....
  • 'Lost and Found in Johannesburg' maps the growth of a writer and nation

    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...
  • Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign

    Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign
    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...