Security guards ejected South Africa media professionals from a meeting of the ANC Youth League on Thursday, another sign of the African National Congress's increasing discomfort with a free press.
The striking conclusion of a new draft UN report is that violence perpetrated by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's and Congolese President Laurent Kabila's forces against Hutus could constitute 'crimes of genocide.'
Youth League leaders from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party urged their counterparts in South Africa's ruling party to seize land and mines from minority white farmers to 'correct past imbalances.'
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin thrives on feats of daring-do. In the past decade, he has taken controls of a nuclear submarine, flown an Su-25 fighter plane, co-piloted a Tu-160 supersonic bomber, and tracked endangered whales in the Sea of Japan. But he's also shown off a gentler side, like with his crooning of the song 'Blueberry Hill' at a charity dinner. Here are some of his recent adventures.
The Aug. 18 announcement that Exxon Mobil will not purchase a stake in Ghana's offshore oil fields opens the door for China, which is setting a new standard for how to woo Africa's petrol powers.
Kim Jong-il's visit to China comes as Jimmy Carter visits Pyongyang to seek the release of an imprisoned American.
Beijing's traffic jam caught the world's attention this week. But when I went to buy a 7-year-old Jeep last week, I discovered another world of gridlock.
The China traffic jam that has awed the world this week essentially vanished overnight, according to some Western media outlets. But that's not likely to mean smooth driving anytime soon.
On Jimmy Carter's last run to North Korea 16 years ago, I saw Carter in Seoul before he returned to the US. He spoke quietly, even matter-of-factly to explain he'd won the promise of a freeze of the North's nuclear program.
Officials in Mumbai ask that statues thrown into rivers for a festival worshipping elephant god Ganesh be made out of clay, not plaster of Paris, to protect the waterway.
After success with Australian penguins, animal rescuers hope knitwear will prevent other species from ingesting oil.