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Former US Congressman Melvin Reynolds arrives at the Harare Magistrates court on Feb. 19, 2014.        (credit: JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Dem Rep Says He Is Being Pursued By A Secret Zimbabwean Death Squad

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he is in hiding in South Africa following his deportation from Zimbabwe because he believes his life is in danger.


Oscar Pistorius arrives at court for his murder trial. (Getty Images)

Pistorius Trial: Witness Heard Screams, Then Shots

Witness says she heard a women’s screams before four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympic athlete killed his girlfriend.


Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a photo op at the State Department on Feb. 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Kerry Compares Anti-Gay Movement To Nazi Germany’s Crackdown On Jews

Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as a threat to human rights.


Oscar Pistorius at his arraignment hearing in Pretoria, South Africa on Aug. 19, 2013. (Getty Images)

Pistorius Says He Mourns For Girlfriend He Killed

On anniversary of fatal shooting, Oscar Pistorius says he is consumed by grief.


South Africa Says Goodbye to Mandela

African Women Artists Featured at Anacostia Museum

The African bead art of ndwango from a South African all-women artists’ community is being showcased at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.


President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium  on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jimmy Carter: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Was Something Significant’

President Obama is among many dignitaries to speak at the memorial service.


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to depart for the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela on December 9, 2013 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Final preparations are being made ahead of a week-long memorial service and funeral for Nelson Mandela. Mandela, also known as Madiba, passed away on the evening of December 5th, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.  (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Getty Images)

As Student, Obama Drew Inspiration From Mandela

The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation’s first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


Nelson Mandela

Norton, Cummings to Attend Mandela Memorial in South Africa

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia will be part of the Congressional delegation attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa.


Noise from the vuvuzelas during the 2010 World Cup caused problems for players on the field as well as TV viewers. (Getty Images)

2014 World Cup Noisemakers Quieter Than Vuvuzelas

The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola, is said to make about the same noise as a normal conversation.


The front pages of British newspapers report on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Dec. 6, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

‘He Belongs To The Ages’: Mandela Mourned The World Over

In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.