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Banished years ago by a white minority government to a remote town for her anti-apartheid activism, Mamphela Ramphele is now ready to take on the ANC.
Zimbabwe's army is intimidating and beating supporters of the opposition, the rights group says.
Oscar Pistorius appeared in court Tuesday for the first time in more than three months. The presiding judge warned against a 'trial by media' that threatens to scandalize the justice process.
Last time Zimbabweans re-elected longtime ruler Mugabe, violence left hundreds dead and the country in tatters. It's almost time for a new election, and the signs are not good.
The European Union says it will not renew a weapons embargo on Syrian rebels, a Chinese baby boy is rescued from a sewage pipe, and maple-scented money in Canada? Wishful thinking, Canucks.
France and the UK make a pitch for the easing of weapons sanctions on Syrian rebels, Chinese anger over graffiti at an ancient Egyptian temple, and Toronto's embattled mayor cracks on with a re-election campaign.
Pakistan reacts to Obama's drone speech, a plane spewing smoke shuts Heathrow Airport, and a bridge collapse in Washington state tosses cars into the chilly Skagit River.
Nigeria's army fights back against militant Islamists in the restive northeast, the IRS mess continues, and a new study that will make you think twice before you go jump in the pool.
Fresh unrest in South Africa’s troubled platinum belt has ignited fears of a return to the violence that last year left more than 50 people dead.
Foreign convoy targeted in first major attack on the Afghan capital in two months, study finds that malarial mosquitoes love smelly people, and the fascination with scrumptious sushi cats.
Spy scandal harkens back to the Cold War, Bangladesh and Myanmar brace for Cyclone Mahasen, and from extra charges on flavored vodka to penalties on beards, the world's weirdest, wackiest taxes.
European retailers agree to plan for improving safety in Bangladesh, Angelina Jolie reveals she underwent a preventive double mastectomy, and why Swaziland's witches must fly low.
Nawaz Sharif edges toward a majority in Pakistan's parliament, Hong Kong's top court grants a transsexual woman the right to marry her boyfriend, and Ground Control to Commander Hadfield.
Stand-up comedy routines are largely torn from the headlines, showing the political acumen of South African comedians and their keen crowds.
South Africa's special treatment of India's wealthy Gupta family, which has special links to President Jacob Zuma, has caused an uproar.
International media has latched onto the story of the "last 15 rhinos killed" in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
The first public pictures of Nelson Mandela in nine months were meant to reassure a worried public. Instead, they've sparked concern among South Africans that their beloved national hero is being exploited.
Government regulations and fuel costs mean even short flights in Africa carry exorbitant prices, but a new airline is trying to bring that cost down.
Amid growing controversy over attempts by Nelson Mandela's children to capitalize off his legacy, two granddaughters launch Kardashian-style reality show.
The late British prime minister once labeled Nelson Mandela's political group a terrorist organization. Three years after Thatcher left office, Mandela became South Africa's first black president.