| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:19 AM
Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
A Pretoria court set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who has...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ACCRA, Ghana — On Thursday, my students and I visited a high school here in Ghana. When the headmistress told us that her students were "losing their culture" and "becoming too Western," we asked for an example. "Homosexuality," she said. "To us, it...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Like many a biopic before it, "Winnie Mandela" shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next. The sense of what's important is often skewed in this portrait of South Africa'...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:13 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The singing washed like waves over the crowd gathered Thursday, Mandela Day, to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday outside the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated.
Wave after musical wave rang out, as choirs,...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:09 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — On the night South African athlete Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, neighbors allegedly heard the sound of a woman screaming. Silence followed, and then gunshots. And more screams.
That's the picture...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:07 PM
SOWETO, South Africa -- In this sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a crowd lined up to write birthday greetings on a huge poster outside the modest house that Nelson Mandela once called home, part of a national outpouring for the anti-apartheid hero who...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:24 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Three weeks ago, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid hero, seemed at death's door. A family affidavit presented in a court hearing the following week said he was on life support and described his demise as...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins back in Egypt, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi carry a coffin of their colleague who was killed during Wednesday' clashes in Cairo. Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police...