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.
Is apartheid funny? South Africa’s new comedians think so
Stand-up comedy routines are largely torn from the headlines, showing the political acumen of South African comedians and their keen crowds.
South Africa: Police filmed taking bribes, performing sexual act (VIDEO)
A policeman and policewoman will be suspended after they were caught on camera accepting a bribe and performing a sex act.
South African minister hits out at UK over canceled aid
Pravin Gordhan says the UK's new plans didn't actually represent an 'agreement' between the countries.
This is what could drive platinum higher, very soon
Miners in South Africa threaten to strike as government, unions discuss restructuring.
#AFridayIn: Johannesburg, South Africa
From food vans to gastropubs and a wine show, GlobalPost's Erin Conway-Smith shares a sunny and delicious Friday in Joburg.
Dragon King dinosaur fossils found in northwest China declared a new species
The theropod called "Aurun zhaio" or "Dragon King" was discovered by American biologist James Clark and his team in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China.
Who let the Gupta family land at a South African military base?
South Africa's special treatment of India's wealthy Gupta family, which has special links to President Jacob Zuma, has caused an uproar.
Was the last rhino in Mozambique killed?
International media has latched onto the story of the "last 15 rhinos killed" in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Ailing Mandela image prompts charges of political opportunism
The first public pictures of Nelson Mandela in nine months were meant to reassure a worried public. Instead, they've sparked concern among South Africans that their beloved national hero is being exploited.
South African Olympic hero Mokoena leaps over bed of crocodiles
Here's one that'll up the ante on Olympic feats.
South African Olympic medalist leaps over creek full of crocodiles
South African long jumper Khotso Mokoena fulfills life-dream of successfully hopping over a creek infested with deadly crocodiles.