Television talk-show host Oprah Winfrey relaxes in her studio office following a morning broadcast in Chicago. Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 to WLS-TV's morning talk show, 'A.M. Chicago.' A month later the show was No. 1 in the market. A year later it was renamed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'
Failure to deliver basic services has debased the once-vaunted party of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) may lose some municipalities in Wednesday's local elections.
A Christian Science perspective: Our ability to love those who are different demands that we take the risk of putting our interests aside, at least for a time, to work to understand and appreciate the deeply held beliefs of others.
Conflicting reports about what South African President Jacob Zuma said to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi highlight South Africa's comparatively docile response to Qaddafi's violence against rebels.
Col. Muammar Qaddafi seized control of Libya in 1969 with a military coup that overthrew King Idris. He was influenced by Israel's defeat of Arab forces in 1948 and Gamal Abdel Nasser's Egyptian revolution in 1952. Many acts of terrorism were associated with Qaddafi's regime from the 1970s through the early 90s.
Ugandan officials announced Sunday that veteran President Yoweri Museveni won Friday’s presidential election with 68 percent of the vote, but top rival Kizza Besigye rejects the results.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor faces indictments on 11 counts, including murder, rape, sexual slavery, and the use of child soldiers in a brutal civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone.
As the number of young people in South Africa increases and access to the Internet improves, so too will access to the kind of resistance we’re witnessing in Egypt and Tunisia, writes guest blogger Khadija Patel.
Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.
This week's flurry of news about former President Nelson Mandela's hospital visit illustrates South Africans' powerful feelings for the man they credit for holding the country together on its path toward democracy.