Mandela Steadily Improving on 95th Birthday

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to improve while spending his 95th birthday on Thursday in a Pretoria hospital.

Mandela's 95th Birthday Celebrated

South Africa is celebrating the 95th birthday of its most beloved national figure, the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whom so many still warmly refer to as their “Madiba,” or tribe leader.

Obama Ends Trip to Africa With Sense of Optimism

President Obama ended a three-nation trip through Africa on Tuesday with a push for partnership at a Tanzanian power plant, coming away with a sense of optimism about the continent's future.

Egyptian Military Overthrows President Morsi

The Egyptian military has overthrown President Mohammed Morsi and replaced him with the country's chief justice of constitutional court, the military's chief announced Wednesday, after Morsi defied an edict to meet the demands of millions of protesters to yield power.

Nelson Mandela's Long Goodbye Has Lessons for All of Us

Hard as it is to accept the fact, the world has to come to terms with it.

Mandela On Life Support, Reports Say

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is on life support, an official briefed on his condition said Wednesday.

Supreme Court Returns Major Affirmative Action Decision to Lower Court

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a major affirmative action case on race-based college admissions back to the lower courts to be reheard.

D.C. Students Visit Bahamian Embassy

Fifth-graders from the Takoma Education Campus were given a brief history of the Bahamas and its geographical makeup by the country's ambassador to the District during a visit to the Bahamas Embassy in Northwest on Tuesday.

Italy's First Black Cabinet Minister Criticized

Cecile Kyenge's appointment as Italy's first Black Cabinet minister has exposed the nation's ugly race problem, with one politician deriding what he called Italy's new "bonga bonga government," according to a report on Newsone.com.

Africare Gala Puts Africa in Spotlight

Defying Expectations. These words – emblazoned on the front page of Africare's 2013 annual report – embody the organization's 40-year quest to present an African reality to the world that is fact not fiction.

Second-Hand Clothing Big Business in Africa

The second-hand clothing industry in parts of Africa is big business.

Thatcher's Death Opens Old Wounds

Margaret Thatcher is dead and Marjorie Anne Buckley-Jones isn't sorry.

Collapse of Caribbean Regional Group Not a Good Sign

The 15-member Community of Caribbean States and Common Market (CARICOM) released a report in the first week of March stating that the 40-year-old regional integration movement could come to an end because of poor financing, dissatisfaction and the ongoing world ...

Collapse of Caribbean Regional Group Not a Good Sign

The 15-member Community of Caribbean States and Common Market (CARICOM) released a report in the...

Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn in as Kenya President

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as the youngest-ever president of Kenya, with numerous heads of state and the Rev. Jesse Jackson having attended the April 9 inauguration in Nairobi that attracted a massive crowd.