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Anti-Immigrant Violence Spreads In South Africa

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have kil...

Thousands Of South Africans March Against Wave Of Xenophobic Attacks

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

Around 5,000 South Africans marched in the city of Durban on Thursday to protest a recent wave of brutal attacks on foreigners. Protesters chanted ...

Thousands Displaced After Deadly Anti-Immigrant Violence In South Africa

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 2,000 foreigners have sought shelter in refugee camps in the coastal city of Durban after deadly attacks on immigrants...

South Africa Marks Anniversary Of Mandela's Death

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his...

South Africa's Gay-Friendly 'Open Mosque' Attacked By Fire: Police

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion

Arsons attacked Cape Town's 'Open Mosque' over the weekend, leaving damage to its front door, according to AFP. The intruders reportedly broke thro...

South Africans Remember Mandela On His Birthday

AP | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are marking Nelson Mandela's birthday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in Decem...

South Africa Votes In Fifth Free Election After Apartheid

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Polling stations closed Wednesday evening in elections in South Africa that are expected to see the ruling African National Cong...

Massive Blue Diamond Worth 'Tens Of Millions' Discovered In South Africa

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions ...

Rare Snowfall Stuns South Africa

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — People slowly came outside despite the cold wind Tuesday across South Africa, pointed their mobile phone cameras to the sky and o...

Opera Singer Leaves Life In U.S. To Bring Clean Water To Kenya

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The women of the Kajiado District of Kenya walk, on average, eight hours carrying 45 pounds of water every day. This is for their families to drink and for cooking, to water crops and nourish livestock.

Thousands Of South African Protesters Clash With Police

IOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several protesters were injured by rubber bullets as thousands of municipal workers took to the streets on Monday to demand better pay, harassing hawk...