| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes.
But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:57 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Last weekend, the men of Diepsloot township, north of Johannesburg, searched the community's shacks for two missing toddlers. They looked around the shops and combed the river. They spread out and searched the bush near the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:09 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Wildlife photographer Greg du Toit has stared down lionesses, been charged by hippos and been chased by an angry bull elephant. He's been trampled by a buffalo ("But it didn't gore me") and had close encounters with...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:45 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Almost a week after the African Union called for the International Criminal Court to delay its prosecution of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, the judicial body responded by excusing Kenyatta from having to be in court for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:56 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes.
Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.
After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:23 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison.
The 21 defendants...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, South Africa's beloved first black president and anti-apartheid hero, has died after suffering recurring lung infections that were the legacy of tuberculosis contracted in prison during his long fight...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles.
It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...