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June 16, 2016
South Africa marks anniversary of 1976 Soweto uprising
South Africans on Thursday commemorated the 40th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the anti-apartheid struggle, a 1976 black ...
June 16, 2016
No $5 million African leadership award this year, group says
Once again, there is no winner this year of a $5 million award for African leadership. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced ...
June 15, 2016
40 years after students sparked apartheid's end, a new anger
The day was a key moment in the long campaign to end South Africa's harsh apartheid system of white-minority rule.
June 04, 2016
The Latest: Jim Brown recalls Ali as social force, comedian
The Latest on the death of Muhammad Ali (all times EDT): ___ 9:30 p.m. A sports icon in his own right, NFL great Jim Brown ...
June 03, 2016
The Latest: IOC confirms it has advanced money to Rio
The Latest on IOC executive board meetings (all times local): 11 p.m. The IOC says it has been advancing money to Brazilian ...
June 03, 2016
Olympic refugee team to be 'symbol of hope' in Rio
Ten refugee athletes from Africa and the Middle East were selected Friday to compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio de ...
May 31, 2016
Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary
In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy's neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height ...
May 25, 2016
Carter to step down from 'front-line' work with The Elders
Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of The Elders, the global human rights group announced ...
May 20, 2016
FIFA judges want 2-year ban for Niersbach in 2006 bid case
Just 10 days after the rebranded FIFA Council met for the first time, one of its members faces being banned from soccer in ...
May 19, 2016
Unrest hits South African university ahead of centenary
Student protesters in South Africa burned tires and vandalized some buildings ahead of centenary celebrations at a university ...
May 05, 2016
Black woman who defied Swedish neo-Nazis inspired by Mandela
A black woman who stood up to 300 neo-Nazis in Sweden hopes her gesture will draw attention to the fight against racism in ...
May 03, 2016
Sandringham is British royals' much-loved country retreat
It is unique among royal residences, a country retreat that is the private property of Queen Elizabeth II, a place at once ...
April 21, 2016
Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president
Reveling in his international diplomacy role, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed he was asked by Switzerland's ...
April 15, 2016
South Africa: Opposition supporters march against president
South Africa's biggest opposition party on Friday evoked Nelson Mandela's legacy while pressuring President Jacob Zuma to ...
April 14, 2016
South Africa: Court clears way for assassin prison release
A South African court has cleared the way for the release of a Polish immigrant jailed for killing a prominent anti-apartheid ...
April 11, 2016
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures ...
April 07, 2016
SAfrican court rejects Winnie's claim to Mandela rural home
A South African court ruled Thursday that Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has no rights to his rural ...
April 06, 2016
South African ruling party rifts emerge over Zuma scandal
Splits in South Africa's ruling party are increasingly emerging because of unease over the leadership of President Jacob ...
March 20, 2016
South Africa's ruling party restates confidence in president
South Africa's ruling party has reaffirmed its confidence in President Jacob Zuma, after a growing chorus of corruption ...
March 16, 2016
Breivik slams prison food, praises Hitler in court speech
Norway's worst mass killer pledged allegiance to Nazism, compared himself to Nelson Mandela and complained about being served ...