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.
Obama in Africa: China 1, US 0
Obama’s tour of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania comes just three months after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a splash by visiting Africa on his first overseas trip. Unlike China’s leaders, the US president has been slow to arrive and choosy in his countries
President Obama's South Africa visit met by protesters
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the war in Afghanistan, US policy towards Cuba, global warming and a string of other issues.
Oscar Pistorius resumes training after murder accusation
The South African Paralympic sprinter has resumed training, as he awaits his murder trial for the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Mandela daughter says media 'racist' in coverage of ailing father
Makaziwe Mandela, who is Mandela's oldest surviving child from his first marriage, told state broadcaster SABC in a candid interview Thursday that the South African anti-apartheid icon 'doesn't look good.'
Chatter: Nelson Mandela hangs on
The world watches, waits and prays as Nelson Mandela's condition worsens, the EU finally agrees on its budget, John Kerry still hopes for peace in the Middle East, and Japan's one-man campaign against "Engrish."
Nelson Mandela's health worsens; Zuma cancels travel plans
The condition of Nelson Mandela, 94, South Africa's fomer president and an icon of the anti-Apartheid movement, was serious enough that President Jacob Zuma canceled a visit to Mozambique.
Mandela: Archbishop of Cape Town joins anti-apartheid icon at bedside
Well-wishers have been streaming through to leave flowers and messages for Mandela on a makeshift wall of tribute at the hospital where he's being treated.
Hillary Clinton tweets 'love and prayers' to Nelson Mandela
The former secretary of state took to Twitter to wish her "great friend, Madiba, his family and his nation" well as he lies in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
Mandela family holds emergency meeting in Qunu
Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s family held an emergency meeting as he spent a third day in critical condition.
Who would win a World Idol competition?
Everyone's freaking out about Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf. Check out these other amazing idols from around the world.
Obama in Africa: Locals no longer awed by US leader's star power
Analysis: When the US president lands in Senegal late Wednesday on his first visit to the continent in four years, he comes laden with the weight of surveillance scandals at home and disillusionment abroad.
Africa's anti-gay attacks reach 'dangerous' levels
Amnesty International says 'homosexual acts' are being criminalized across the continent.
On his African trip, Obama is bypassing 3 countries weak on human rights
Commentary: The snub should make a diplomatic point with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
Chatter: Praying for Nelson Mandela
South Africa's beloved former president remains in critical condition, Edward Snowden plays cat-and-mouse with the US government, Silvio Berlusconi prepares to be judged, and a brave but crazy man crosses part of the Grand Canyon on a high wire.
Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition
Former South African President Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition Monday at a hospital in Pretoria, where he's being treated for a lung infection.
Agang: South Africa launches new political party to challenge ANC
A new political party called Agang was launched on Saturday in South Africa to challenge President Jacob Zuma's African National Congress (ANC).
Nelson Mandela in "serious but stable" condition
The South African presidency gave its first update in almost a week on the health of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.
Graca Machel: Nelson Mandela's wife thanks well-wishers
The wife of Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, thanked on Monday the thousands of people around the world who have wished him well during his hospital stay.
Father’s Day just one of many ‘days’ celebrated around the world today (VIDEO)
Today is also Bloomsday and the International Day of the African Child.
Mandela health improvement sustained, Jacob Zuma says
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized for nine days with a lung infection, but is getting better, Jacob Zuma says.