Oscar Pistorius gives game-changing testimony
The Olympic sprinter describes a childhood spent without parents and living in fear of crime.
How the Pistorius trial presents a skewed view of South African gun culture
Relatively few citizens own guns, at least compared to the United States.
Why Africa's drug-resistant tuberculosis is proving so hard to fight
New statistics and a new documentary released ahead of World Tuberculosis Day highlight the threat from the resurgent disease.
The 7 most pointless things live-tweeted from the Oscar Pistorius trial (so far)
This is a masterclass in how to make even 'the trial of the century' sound dull.
Rwanda denies it's been trying to kill people in S. Africa, but says that one guy had it coming
The ins and outs of a bizarre diplomatic spat.
Oscar Pistorius trial highlights racial tensions in South Africa
You might not think the trial of a white man, accused of killing his white girlfriend, would have much to do with race. But when you look at the defense's case, it all becomes clear.
Pistorius becomes physically ill during testimony of Steenkamp's autopsy report
Judge Masipa earlier upheld a request from the prosecution, defense and the witness not to allow live audio broadcast of the post-mortem testimony because of its graphic content.
Pistorius Trial Day 5: Oscar Pistorius does not scream like a woman
Testimony from the sprinter's ex-girlfriend took a decidedly personal turn on Friday.
Pistorius Trial Day 4: Oscar breaks down hearing a witness describe his girlfriend's final moments
A radiologist neighbor arrived while Steenkamp was still alive.
This horrible video of a poached rhino dying in South Africa will fill you with rage
Visitors at Kruger National Park found this young rhino wandering and disoriented with a bullet in his head and half his face hacked off. Park rangers put him out of his misery.
The Pistorius trial, Day 3: Oscar Pistorius has some pretty intense fans
... and they have no problem harassing witnesses.
Oscar Pistorius testimony opens dramatically with tales of screams in the night
The trial is set to last three weeks.
OJ's attorney joins media frenzy for South Africa's 'trial of the century'
The Oscar Pistorius trial features a star athlete, domestic violence, TV cameras, and now OJ’s defense attorney.
Life as a secret gold miner in South Africa
Over the weekend, illegal miners got trapped underground behind a stadium in Johannesburg — then refused to come out. Yes, we'll explain.
200 feared trapped in illegal South African gold mine
It has not been a good month for South Africa's miners, legal or illegal.
What we know and don't know about the night Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend
One year later, here's what's happening and what's next.
South Africa's State of the Nation is kind of like the Oscars
... if people wore kilts and flamenco dresses to the Oscars
20 numbers to make you appreciate the extent of the world's poaching problem
Guess how many elephants are killed each day in Africa.
The skier you won't be seeing on the slopes at Sochi: Sive Speelman
Speelman would have been South Africa’s first black contender in the Winter Games.
Would you write your high school into your will? Mandela did
The late leader's bequests were highly personal: money left to his schools, his staff and his political party.
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
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.