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  • 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...
  • Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom

    Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom
    In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
  • 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...
  • Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?

    Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?
    In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...
  • Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians

    Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians
    Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6 Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7 Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela. Two of the...
  • Tiger Woods shares wise words from a meeting with Nelson Mandela

    In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him. The money will rate high, of course. The fame...
  • Nelson Mandela tribute: Ali, Woods and more mourn South African leader

    Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95. The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
  • Lakers, NBA reflect on passing of Nelson Mandela

    Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on Thursday. As news spread, members of the NBA community and Lakers organization shared their thoughts. Thankful to @NelsonMandela for having shown us so much wisdom and leadership. His...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...