South Africa reinstates rape courts
Aiming to reign in violence against women, South Africa's Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development this week announced the return of courts specializing in sexual offense crimes.
Nelson Mandela's daughter says his health improving by the day
Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health is improving by the day and he is now able to sit up for minutes at a time, his daughter says.
Dog lovers, don't worry
Your day is coming.
Desmond Tutu's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
The ex-Anglican archbishop's Cape Town home was burgled and then the Nobel Peace Prize winner's Twitter account was blocked for "aggressively following" other users.
UN should protect rights defenders from attacks and reprisals
Commentary: The UN must address a disturbing global increase in reprisals against human rights defenders who campaign for corporate accountability.
Nearly 1,500 South African police found to have criminal records
A two-year audit of South African Police Service's 157,500 members showed that 1,448 of them had been convicted of crimes.
Archbishop Tutu: 'I would not worship a God who is homophobic'
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he'd be damned — literally — before he'd worship a "homophobic" God.
Nelson Mandela, Elder of the global village (1918—2013)
A look at Nelson Mandela's unconventional human rights group, The Elders, upon his passing at the age of 95.
Tour de France or Tour de Congo? Africa's cyclists make gains
There are hopes two Africa-linked cyclists racing in the Tour de France will give a boost to professional cycling on the continent.
Idris Elba in Mandela movie already generating Oscar buzz (VIDEO)
First full trailer released with London-born actor Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in new film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
Mandela 'steadily improving' as he turns 95 in hospital
World leaders wish South Africa's beloved 'Madiba' a happy birthday as doctors treat him in a Pretoria hospital.
Addicted to drugs in Mandela's old neighborhood
Alexandra, where Mandela once lived, is one of many impoverished black townships in South Africa ravaged by unemployment and drugs.
Nelson Mandela to mark 95th birthday in hospital
Mandela has spent the last six weeks in a Pretoria hospital, where he is still in a critical but stable condition.
Mbeki: Nelson Mandela may leave hospital, recuperate at home
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki told local media that he predicted Mandela would soon be going home. Mandela turns 95 on Thursday.
Mandela's wife says now 'less anxious' about his health
Machel: "He continues to respond positively to treatment. I would say that today I'm less anxious than I was a week ago."
World leaders in wax: Kim Jong Il has finally made it
Better than the real thing? You be the judge.
Mandela still 'critical but stable'
The South African government said Tuesday that ailing icon Nelson Mandela remains in a "critical but stable" condition after more than one month of intensive hospital treatment
Forget China, Obama's bold Africa agenda is about Africans
Commentary: Africa is worthy of US attention without the tedious detour through Chinese-US relations.
Doctors deny Mandela in 'permanent vegetative state:' presidency
Dire reports on Mandela's health are denied by South African authorities.
Mandela family infighting gets nastier by the day (VIDEO)
The bizarre dispute has focused on family graves, but at its core is the question of who will succeed the iconic Mandela as head of the family.
Teen Lauren Fagen mauled trying to kiss lion in South Africa
18-year-old Montreal woman Lauren Fagen mauled trying to kiss lion through bars of its cage.
Meet Mandela's grandson, the gravedigger?
Police have confirmed that a case was opened Tuesday against Mandla Mandela, who family members say moved the remains of his father and Nelson Mandela’s two other deceased children without seeking permission.
South Africa: Duduzile Zozo murdered in anti-gay hate crime
Duduzile Zozo, 26, was found dead with a toilet brush in her vagina in an apparent hate crime.
9 celebrities who accidentally performed for evil foreign tyrants
Jennifer Lopez may be sorry she sang for someone with a grave human rights record. But she is not alone.
Obama's scorecard on Africa? Here it is.
Here’s GlobalPost’s scorecard for the Obama in Africa tour. In short, it was a good first effort — but he must try harder.
Nelson Mandela update: critical but stable (VIDEO)
Mandela has been receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.
Nelson Mandela's greatest speeches (VIDEO)
Video highlights of the South African leader’s key speeches.
Obama announces $7 billion Africa power initiative
The $7 billion venture dubbed Power Africa was unveiled by President Obama at the University of Cape Town as a way to boost access to electric power.
Obama visits Mandela's former prison cell
Though he didn't visit Nelson Mandela in the hospital, US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon today.
Obama bids to win back Africa
It remains to be seen how far an American-style town hall meeting will get the US president.
Obama meets Mandela's family, does not see ailing leader
President Obama met privately with Mandela's family in South Africa on Saturday but will not visit the ailing 94-year-old at the hospital.