JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela’s last will and testament reads like a journey through the former South African president’s remarkable life. Much of his estate, worth an estimated $4.1 million, was bequeathed to his large and fractious family. But Mandela’s
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BOKSBURG, South Africa — Mpho was a bored teenager growing up in the bleak sprawl of big city Johannesburg, with few opportunities and little to do for fun. When a friend offered her “nyaope,” she didn’t say no. “I wanted to feel happy,” she said,
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A major step taken towards efforts to fight a disease that kills numbers of people, many of them children, each year.
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Obama’s tour comes just three months after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a splash by visiting Africa on his first overseas trip.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — As U.S. President Barack Obama heads from South Africa to Tanzania for the last stretch of his most ambitious African tour, he is following a path well trodden by China’s globe-trotting leaders. Obama’s tour of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania comes just three months after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a splash
The president’s visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania will be his first to the continent in years. Things have changed since last time.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Welcome back to Africa, Barack Obama. The colorful banners are up and the local people are excited — but, um, maybe not so much as the last time. When the U.S. president lands in Senegal late Wednesday on his first visit to the continent in four years, he will come laden with the weight of surveillance scandals at