| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:17 AM
MOSCOW -- Edward Snowden, the fugitive leaker who revealed the secret U.S. effort to track phone and Internet communications, told Russian human rights activists and lawyers on Friday that he will seek political asylum in Russia, the state-owned RIA...
| Jul 3, 2013
William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...
| Jul 3, 2013
Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location.
Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — As a boy, Mandla Mandela wanted nothing more than to be a disc jockey in the city. But his grandfather, former South African President Nelson Mandela, picked him to live in the rolling hills of Eastern Cape as leader...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:11 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The African Union suspended Egypt's membership in the organization Friday in response to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military.
The group's Peace and Security Council announced the move following...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:01 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Jacob Zuma and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu voiced the dismay of many fellow South Africans on Friday when they called on the family of ailing elder statesman Nelson Mandela to stop its acrimonious public row....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:54 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria, but one of his grandsons said Tuesday that the former president of South Africa was responsive and "very much alive."
Ndaba Mandela urged people to...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:18 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- President Obama and South African President Jacob Zuma traded tributes to an ailing Nelson Mandela on Saturday during a wide-ranging news conference that exposed friction over international justice, diplomacy and security in...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 4:33 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama on Sunday will unveil a new initiative to expand access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, in a speech that will point to Nelson Mandela's work as evidence of the potential for rapid transformation on the...