| 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.”...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel literature laureate who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, has died, her family told Associated Press. She was 90.
A prickly, astute writer who called literature “an ax to break...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.
"I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...