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, joined the cast of Stewart's nightly show earlier this year.
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.
South African partnership hopes to prove text messages can save the lives of mothers and children
MAMA, a public-private partnership led by Johnson & Johnson and USAID, aims to inform pregnant women and new mothers via text messages. Despite its good intentions, the program is still proving itself.
Why the Oscar Pistorius saga is the 'trial of the century'
The case and its universal themes of love, death and celebrity have gripped people across the globe.
Judge throws out murder charge in Oscar Pistorius trial, riling legal experts
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide.
Judge clears Oscar Pistorius of murder but no verdict yet on culpable homicide
If convicted of culpable homicide for the negligent or reckless killing of Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius could face up to 15 years in jail.
Pistorius trial closes: Here are the 5 most surreal moments of the case
There was the gesticulating with a prosthesis, the lady with balloons, the bucket ...
Pistorius is back and there is just one question on everyone's mind
Will this trial ever end?
The 9 juiciest tidbits from a Mandela aide's memoir
Including the most embarrassing speech Madiba ever gave and just how personal he was allowed to get with Queen Elizabeth.
5 pieces of World Cup hosting advice for Brazil
With love from South Africa.
Happy World Goth Day! Here are goths from around the world
Today, we're celebrating our brothers and sisters in darkness from Argentina to Zimbabwe. But not Zimbabwe. There aren't any; we looked.