VENTERSDORP, South Africa (AP) -- The mother of a 15-year-old murder suspect said Monday that her son struck a notorious white supremacist leader with an iron rod after the farmer refused to pay him, a slaying that heightens racial tensions as South Africa prepares to host the World Cup.
(GIN) – Another Hollywood actor has launched a relief project in Africa to "raise the attention level and work with the extraordinary Congolese people who are making a positive difference in their communities."
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) -- The first Black leader in the 106-year history of the University of the Free State started his tenure last year with a surprise. In his inaugural speech, rector Jonathan Jansen declared that the university would drop its criminal case against four White students accused of making a video where four Black janitors eat a stew apparently spiked with urine
(GIN) – Worldreader, a "market-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on increasing access to books in developing countries" is testing an e-book reader designed for developing countries at a school for orphans in Ghana.
(GIN) – Speaking to a group of African student leaders in Tripoli, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said nothing would stop ethnic violence in Nigeria except splitting the oil-rich nation into Muslim and Christian states.
(GIN) – A report that claims that half the food aid to Somalia is routinely stolen by Somalia's own security forces, among other serious charges, has been roundly criticized by the Somali government.
(GIN) – In a new book entitled "Dreams in a Time of War, a Childhood Memoir," acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi was Thiong'o recounts his life as the fifth child of his father's third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers.
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- Shorts, tight skirts and suggestive T-shirts are out and, in stifling local temperatures, men must wear long-sleeved shirts, according to new dress regulations for civil servants issued by Botswana authorities.