South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province. The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office says a minibus, truck and delivery vehicle crashed on Friday on a major highway between Mookgophong and Kranskop. Ramaphosa says that “It is all the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa’s apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, Roelof, told … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

NEW YORK | Amandla Stenberg: I’m still finding my voice

NEW YORK— Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power.” In South Africa under apartheid, “amandla” was — and still is — a rallying cry against oppression. It’s a lot for Stenberg to live … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amandla Stenberg: I’m still finding my voice

HOUSTON | Rockets hope ‘Melo can help them to 1st title since 1995

HOUSTON — Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta didn’t waste any time telling Carmelo Anthony why he wanted him on his team. “I’ll tell you exactly what I told him,” Fertitta said Monday. “‘We couldn’t win a championship without you last year. And if we win a championship with you this year you’re going to be … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets hope ‘Melo can help them to 1st title since 1995

UNITED NATIONS | Mandela statue unveiled at UN: ‘a reminder’ and inspiration

UNITED NATIONS  — U.N. leaders honored Nelson Mandela as an inspiration for the world body, an example for democracy and a reminder that “differences are to be celebrated” as a statue of the late South African leader was unveiled at the organization’s headquarters Monday. “Nelson Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations — … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Mandela statue unveiled at UN: ‘a reminder’ and inspiration

JOHANNESBURG | Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

JOHANNESBURG— Nelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the “Long Walk to Freedom” of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century’s great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The unveiling of a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

South Africa | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa – The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will celebrate 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to engage in study and collaborate with U.S. counterparts at “African Humphrey Voices: Building a Better Future for Our Continent,” a Pan-African alumni conference Sept. 14–16, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three-day event … Continue reading South Africa | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa