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.
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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.