This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a call to finish the work Nelson Mandela began, the plight of the working homeless, a look at a new wave of Islamic feminists, how parent mentoring helps school children, and how squishy robots can help disaster aid efforts.
The handshake between Presidents Obama and Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial in South Africa didn't cause much of a stir in Cuba. Here's why.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner, was formally charged with the Valentine's Day murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Russians, Chinese, Brazilians, and others are traveling abroad as never before as the world's growing middle classes get itchy feet.
South Africa is hoping to avoid further isolating Zimbabwe and repeating the refugee crisis that followed the country's 2008 election.
The African National Congress has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid. But riddled by corruption charges and internal feuding, it looks increasingly vulnerable.