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.
Nelson Mandela appears to be recovering
Ill ninety-four-year-old South African civil rights icon appears to be on the mend after he was sent back to the hospital with a lung infection.
Some of our favorite Mandela moments, in gifs of course
Nelson Mandela knew how to have fun.
On anniversary of his imprisonment, Mandela battles for his life
Nearly 50 years after he was sentenced to life in prison, Nelson Mandela is in serious condition at a South African hospital.
Cape Town 'poo wars': 180 protesters arrested in South Africa
At least 180 people were arrested on Monday, some carrying bags of human waste, ahead of a planned protest dubbed the "poo wars" over the lack of proper sanitation in Cape Town.
My moment with Mandela
Commentary: Meeting with US editors in ’93, Nelson Mandela explained his absence of bitterness.
Nelson Mandela still in 'serious but stable' condition
94-year-old anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela spent his fourth day in a Pretoria hospital battling a lung infection.
South Africans increasingly resigned to Nelson Mandela's fate
Nelson Mandela headed into a third night in hospital Sunday.
South Africa: Nelson Mandela, Apartheid icon, in serious condition in hospital
Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 94, has been readmitted to hospital with a renewed lung infection.
Got 'struggle cred'? Anti-apartheid activist moves to take on ANC
Banished years ago by a white minority government to a remote town for her anti-apartheid activism, Mamphela Ramphele is now ready to take on the ANC.
Pistorius at risk of 'trial by media': judge
Oscar Pistorius appeared in court Tuesday for the first time in more than three months. The presiding judge warned against a 'trial by media' that threatens to scandalize the justice process.
Oscar Pistorius murder trial postponed until August
Oscar Pistorius, the 26-year-old double-amputee Olympic sprinter charged with the murder of his girlfriend, appeared briefly at a pre-trial hearing in a South African court on Tuesday.
26 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all
Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.
Gaddafi's former banker Bashir Saleh seen in South Africa
Muammar Gaddafi's family might have billions of dollars stashed in South Africa.
Bloody Pistorius crime scene photos leaked, lawyers demand answers (VIDEO)
Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius want answers after bloody crime scene photos of the bathroom where he shot his girlfriend dead were leaked to Sky News.
US stands to benefit by investing in sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary: Companies that ignore opportunities are 'leaving money on the table.'
Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart
Banks around the world are attracted to the continent's rapidly growing economies.
Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted in woman's death in road accident
The case attracted international attention because Carl and brother Olympian Oscar Pistorius were in court, at the same time, for the deaths of two women.
What to read: think globally (VIDEO)
Wondering which books to read this summer? Watch these international writers talk about their favorite books from abroad.
Going platinum: South Africa's miners in fresh strikes
Fresh unrest in South Africa’s troubled platinum belt has ignited fears of a return to the violence that last year left more than 50 people dead.
Reflecting on the pursuit of equality and non-discrimination on LGBT Day
Commentary: Fallacious claims about homosexuality prevail in 76 UN-member countries.