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.
With Obama in South Africa, Mandela's family has said a private visit between the two men might be meaningful for the South African leader.
In a new documentary, the Zimbabwean president says that Mandela 'was too much of a saint' and takes the famous South African to task for not doing enough for the black majority.
In an unfiltered interview with the Guardian last week, Zambian Vice President Guy Scott had fighting words for the continent's economic powerhouse. Now Pretoria is demanding an explanation.
A UN 'intervention brigade' will enter the country this summer to fight Congolese rebels. But the countries sending troops have a political agenda as well.
South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, and Ethiopia all have economies that are growing at a brisk pace. But their future depends on how they invest that money, writes Matthew Hawkins.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – together known as the BRICS – are some of the world's fastest growing economies. But do they have anything in common besides that?
China's announcement comes as Brazil, China, and India get ready to increase the clout of their economies with the creation of a new World Bank-type institution.
While the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has focused renewed global attention on South Africa’s epidemic of violence, for many the death of a young cab driver highlights a more familiar story.
The film tells the story of an unknown American musician who struck it big in apartheid South Africa – but critics says it omitted crucial facts about the life of Sixto Rodriguez.