JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela began responding better to treatment Wednesday morning for a recurring lung infection following “a difficult last few days,” South Africa’s president said. President Jacob Zuma told parliament that […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry says she’s a woman of compassion and Michael Kors says he’s a man of action. Together, they want to make a dent in the battle against hunger around the world.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chinua Achebe, internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident, died at age 82 after a brief illness. He lived through and helped define revolutionary change in Nigeria.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some South African Catholics say they hope a new pope will reform their church to allow them to help prevent the spread of AIDS, deal with pregnancies resulting from rape, and think about allowing priests to marry.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The family of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian charged with murdering his girlfriend, is feuding publicly about whether guns are a necessary protection against crime in South Africa.
(AP) – In a survey days after Pope Benedict XVI announced his abdication, Catholics split over whether they hope his successor will generally preserve tradition or make changes in Catholic teaching.
LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — The chief of the International Monetary Fund is in Malawi to assess reforms aimed at steering the southern African nation out of an economic crisis. Opponents of the measures say they only make matters worse.
South Africa’s president says a dog should not be man’s best friend. President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa, which was dominated by whites until two decades ago.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Inside a Catholic church that once served as a major rallying point for anti-apartheid activists, the image of a gray-suited Nelson Mandela appears in stained-glass window that also features angels and the cross.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved legislation to offer green cards to foreign students with advanced degrees, but only after a partisan fight that portends trouble when Congress attempts a wholesale immigration overhaul next […]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Standing before a pile of charred elephant ivory in Kenya, Christian, Muslim and Hindu religious leaders have grasped hands and prayed that “God’s creatures” will survive. Poachers are escalating their assault […]
HAWKANTAKI, Niger (AP) – Each day before the reaping, the 11-year-old girl walked between the stunted stalks of millet with a sense of mounting dread. In a normal year, the green shoots vaulted out of […]