South Africa: Where it's okay to call an opponent a 'rent-a-black'
Twenty years after apartheid, campaigns remain fraught with racial politics.
Why Nigeria is about to become Africa's biggest economy
As you read this, it's probably already passed into the No. 1 slot.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
There's something weird about the Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria
And South Africans are now debating whether or not to fix it.
A record 1,004 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2013
Valiant efforts by concerned citizens can't compete with the international smuggling operations that have zeroed in on South Africa in recent years.
Being Lord Voldemort in Africa
Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe arrived Friday in Ivory Coast, feeding China's and Japan's already tense rivalry.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.
Things rich people do: vacation in 'shanty towns' and pretend to be poor
It's so hard to believe this is real.
In Zambia, don't call the president a potato (and other handy insults from Africa)
GlobalPost's senior correspondent in Africa decodes "potato" and other headline-grabbing insults from around southern Africa. Use with caution.
Lost letters are magical. Here are 9 stories that bring serious feels
The ocean's not just for sharks and pirates. It's also a place for amazing, old-timey messages in bottles.
Rights groups say South African broadcaster censored anti-Zuma reports
"It makes a mockery of the principle of freedom of expression in the media and amongst citizens generally," said Right2Know spokesman Mark Weinberg.
Airplane hits building as it leaves Johannesburg, South Africa
The British Airways Boeing 747-400 taxied down a runway that was too narrow for its wingspan, and clipped a building in the process.
Zuma's Nkandla defense: No, no, that's not a swimming pool. It's a fire pool! For security!
South Africa attempts to justify the president's extravagance, but even Zuma's supporters are fed up with his use of public money.
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
A big year ahead for Dilma, Modi, Jokowi and Barry, too.
In New York City, a fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela (VIDEO)
At a church on New York's Upper West Side, a congregation says goodbye.
Mandela statue unveiled on South Africa's Reconciliation Day
According to the government, the unveiling of a new Mandela statue in Pretoria signals 'the start of celebrating and living the late Madiba's legacy and the end of the mourning period.'
Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest
His burial in Qunu combined military pomp with the abaThembu traditions of his childhood in the rural Eastern Cape.
Nelson Mandela laid to rest
His flag-draped casket was placed on cow skins, surrounded by 95 candles — each signifying a year of his extraordinary life.
Tutu 'not invited' to Mandela burial
'Had I or my office been informed that I would be welcome, there is no way on earth that I would have missed it.'
Mandela's body arrives at Qunu ahead of Sunday burial
Crowds cheered, lining the road leading to Qunu.
'Bye bye, Tata! Bye bye!'
Tens of thousands of South Africans came out to see Mandela one last time on Friday. But there were scuffles with police as many were turned away disappointed.
Sign language interpreter 'saw angels' at Mandela memorial
South Africa's government is facing questions over security procedures after it allowed a man who says he has schizophrenia to interpret on stage at the official memorial for Nelson Mandela.
The US can learn something about minimum wage from the rest of the world
The United States' federal minimum wage is $7.25. Mexico's is $5. Per day. Germany doesn't even have one — yet.
Say what? 'Clown interpreter' invents own sign language at Mandela memorial
In another awkward incident to emerge from Mandela's official memorial service, the South African government is facing accusations that the interpreter hired to sign for the deaf instead invented nonsense hand signals.
Mandela memorial sign language interpreter called a 'fake' (VIDEO)
The Deaf Federation of South Africa says the sign language interpreter used at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a fraud and was using fake signs during various speeches.
Thousands line up to say goodbye to Mandela in South Africa
Thousands of people lined up Wednesday in Pretoria to bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, who is lying in state.
A gray goodbye for beloved Madiba
Tuesday's massive farewell for 'giant of history' Nelson Mandela wasn’t the memorial service many had expected.
Obama, other leaders take heat over selfies at Mandela memorial
President Barack Obama and other world leaders are taking heat over selfies they either took or appeared in during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
The truth about America’s Mandela policy
Official US policy toward the now-revered freedom fighter makes for some uncomfortable reflections.
Why did Israel snub Mandela? 3 Questions with our correspondent
GlobalPost's correspondent in Jerusalem assesses Bibi's cringeworthy antics after the South African icon's death.
Nelson Mandela memorial service (PHOTOS)
World leaders joined tens of thousands of South Africans to celebrate the life of the late Nelson Mandela at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg.