Xenophobic attacks loom over southern African economic summit
Rampant unemployment and poverty are seen as an underlying cause of the violence.
Africa isn't very happy with South Africa
A spate of xenophobic attacks has tarnished South Africa's image on the continent.
At least 350 foreigners have been killed in South Africa since 2008
And the murderers keep getting away with it.
South Africa sends soldiers to anti-immigrant hotspots
US-SAFRICA-VIOLENCE-ARMY:South Africa sends soldiers to anti-immigrant hotspots
South Africa's Zuma seeks to reassure foreigners as violence spreads
President Jacob Zuma on Saturday pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he canceled a visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly xenophobic violence at home.
Trevor Noah breaks the internet in South Africa after 'Daily Show' announcement
Here's how South Africans reacted to the news that the Johannesburg-born comedian will take over from Jon Stewart as the host of 'The Daily Show.'
A break-in at a South African nuclear complex alarms Washington and strains relations years later
Two teams of raiders penetrated a site holding enough explosives to fuel six nuclear bombs, but no one was ever caught.
Here's the view from one of the most spectacular seaside drives in the world (PHOTOS)
Chapman's Peak Drive in South Africa winds along a dramatic stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.
South African park officials may euthanize aggressive monkeys
Tourists feeding the animals treats are to blame.
Inside South Africa's parliament on a night of fistfights and chaos
President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address was marred by fights in parliament as MPs were dragged out by security forces.
'Africa rising' narrative takes a hit as foreign investors scale back investment
The well-worn narrative of Africa as a place ripe with growth potential isn't as strong as it once was.
Democracy is on hold while Nigeria 'takes out' Boko Haram. It could be a while
The Nigerian military has vowed to tackle Boko Haram before rescheduled elections in six weeks. But there are concerns that elections could be postponed even longer.
Notorious apartheid-era assassin known as 'Prime Evil' is set free in South Africa
Eugene de Kock commanded a top-secret police death squad that killed dozens of anti-apartheid activists.
A wave of xenophobic attacks shakes Soweto, cradle of the anti-apartheid movement
Looters are targeting shops belonging to migrants from Somalia, Bangladesh, Malawi and Ethiopia.
South African police officers accused of detaining women in order to rape them
A new report reveals that a large number of police officers have been charged with crimes ranging from murder, armed robbery and rape.
7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
South Africa's rhino population may be in decline for the first time in nearly a century
Authorities have started to relocate dozens of rhinos from poaching “hot spots” to safer locations.
How many cows is a woman worth? Now you can find out
A new app helps women find out the worth of their dowry, usually live cows or money traditionally paid by the groom's family in southern African cultures.
'Gucci Grace' Mugabe eyes the throne
Zimbabwe's First Lady has bold political ambitions, and some observers believe she is already pulling the strings.
Laws of Men: For women in South Africa, HIV stigma still runs strong
Discrimination based on HIV status persists though it's barred by the constitution. And women face a disproportionately large array of consequences.
South African newspapers are running out of cheesy blackout headlines
But residents cracking jokes to make it through the constant power outages are just getting started.
Meet the South African comedian replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
Trevor Noah, one of his country's most popular comedians, will soon be among the most prominent faces on American TV.
The latest weapon in the fight against poachers: Puppies
Authorities in South Africa are training a new generation of dogs to track down and thwart rhino poachers.
A giant pair of sunglasses is being called an insult to the memory of Nelson Mandela
One writer called the project 'a pathetic appropriation of commemoration as cover for a commercial promotion.'
'If you're going to kill someone in South Africa, use a gun, not a Mini Cooper'
Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence, while South Africans question a system that judged one celebrity killer a murderer and another just negligent.
And the Oscar goes to jail
The judge took pains to emphasize in her sentencing of the sprinter that South African justice is blind.
Defense: Oscar Pistorius may face 'gang rape' in South Africa's notorious prisons
They are really bad.
There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
This South African musical about police brutality has audiences cheering
Two years ago, South African police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers at the British-owned Marikana platinum mine. Now, there's 'Marikana: The musical.'
South Africa's township youth see apartheid's legacy all around them
With a youth unemployment rate above 50 percent, the 21-year-old democracy is having trouble escaping its past.
Want to fight Ebola? Don't do it like Sierra Leone
Excessive quarantine isn’t the answer, health workers say.