June 30, 2013 "The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit," the president wrote Sunday. He also unveiled a $7 billion "Power Africa" initiative, to bring electricity to the continent.
June 29, 2013 Using Mandela's clan name, by which the anti-apartheid hero is affectionately known, Obama hailed Madiba's "moral courage." Mandela, whose 95th birthday is less than three weeks away, is in critical condition with a lung infection. Obama is on a previously scheduled visit to South Africa.
June 28, 2013 Before leaving Senegal, Obama recalled that his first act of political activism was inspired by Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement.
June 27, 2013 When the anti-apartheid leader emerged from 27 years of confinement, South Africans knew their country was undergoing a seismic change. But they didn't know where it would lead them.
June 26, 2013 The 94-year-old anti-apartheid legend and former president remains hospitalized in critical condition.
June 25, 2013 The anti-apartheid icon and former South African president remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He's being treated for a respiratory infection. Mandela is 94. In 1999, he danced on stage as Clegg paid tribute.
June 24, 2013 The former South African president, an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He is being treated for a recurring respiratory infection. Mandela is 94.
June 23, 2013 The anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president has been in a Pretoria hospital since June 8 with a recurring lung infection.
June 8, 2013 The 94-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid leader had a recurrence of an illness that had recently caused him to be hospitalized.
May 13, 2013 Demand for rhino horn, used in traditional Chinese medicine, is fueling a slaughter of the animals in Africa. In Vietnam, the sought-after commodity is fetching prices as high as $1,400 an ounce, or about the price of gold. There, some believe ground horn can cure everything from hangovers to cancer.
March 28, 2013 The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says it was a tragic accident. He is now permitted to go to international competitions while awaiting trial. A judge also relaxed other restrictions placed on Pistorius when he was granted bail.
March 27, 2013 The bank would fund infrastructure projects in emerging and developing countries. But the leaders of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — were unable to agree on how much capital such a bank would need.
March 19, 2013 Rebates on healthy foods purchases can influence what put in their grocery carts, a study found. People spent 9 percent more on fruits, vegetables, non-fat dairy and other healthful foods when they got a 25 percent rebate on them.
February 22, 2013 The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of premeditated murder in the Feb. 14 shooting death of his girlfriend. He says it was a horrible accident. Prosecutors say he knew what he was doing.
February 22, 2013 Treating people for HIV isn't just beneficial for those infected but also helps the entire community. Two studies show that where HIV drugs are widely available, the risk for new HIV infections drops dramatically and overall life expectancy increases by more than a decade.