JOHANNESBURG-A healthy-looking Nelson Mandela met with Michelle Obama and her daughters on Tuesday, an unexpected encounter between the first lady and the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon who has largely retired from public life. A photo provided by the Nelson Mandela Foundation showed the 92-year-old Mandela sitting on a couch next to Mrs. […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a private partnership with the MAC cosmetics company that will expand medical and emergency support services for rape survivors in South Africa, where over 3 million people live with HIV/AIDS. Black Voices reports: Clinton and the cosmetics company pledged the commitment of $2 million to diminish the AIDS epidemic […]

WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama announced Friday that she is heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries. The first lady will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, […]

JOHANNESBURG — A U.N.-led alliance on Wednesday urged young people to change behaviors that increase their risk of contracting AIDS, and called on their elders to provide leadership, education and support. Their joint report released Wednesday, “Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood,” says that around the world some 2,500 young […]

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA-South African President Jacob Zuma will honor photojournalist Sam Nzima, who took the iconic picture of Hector Pieterson, the first child to die in the Soweto student uprisings of 1976. Zuma will bestow on him the Order of Ikhamanga which is given to journalists, athletes and entertainers who achieve excellence. CBC reports: Working […]

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — The 2011 International Conference on Women in Physics takes place in South Africa this week. ALSO READ:’s 25 Women To Know The guest list includes some of the world’s smartest women including the world’s first black female astronaut, the woman who discovered neutron stars, and a former head of the […]

Johannesburg, South Africa — A former South African rugby star will undergo mental observation after he was charged with the gruesome axe murders of three people in Durban on Monday.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South African officials said Friday that they had euthanized the country’s most famous baboon, known as Fred, who was well-known for raiding cars and frightening tourists along Cape Town’s scenic route. Partner Links: Kirstie Allie strikes back at George Lopez Fred was the ringleader of a group of baboons infamous […]

HAITI-Former President, Jean Bertrand Aristide has returned to Haiti for the first time since the 2004 military coup that removed him from power going against the wishes of the U.S. government. Watch Interview With Aristide RELATED STORIES Danny Glover Goes To Africa To Bring Aristide Back To Haiti Former Dictator “Baby-Doc” Returns To Haiti […]

JOHANNESBURG – Actor Danny Glover arrived in South Africa on Thursday to escort former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide home, the politician’s lawyer said. Miami lawyer Ira Kurzban flew to Johannesburg Wednesday to accompany Aristide back to Haiti amid unexplained delays attributed to U.S. opposition. The star of the “Lethal Weapon” action movies arrived Thursday morning, […]

SOUTH AFRICA – Jennifer Hudson prepared for her upcoming role in the movie “Winnie” about South African civil rights leader and wife of former President, Nelson Mandela by sleeping in a South African prison similar to the one where Winnie Mandela spent 500 days. RELATED: Best Michael Jackson songs you’ve never heard of Essence reports: […]

SOUTH AFRICA-A dead baby in a plastic bag has been found at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls outside Johannesburg. News 24 South Africa reports: The 17-year-old girl, who was a pupil at the school just outside Johannesburg, was taken to the Midvaal Hospital in Meyerton. Beeld newspaper on Friday reported that the baby’s […]