5 reasons Obama's Africa leaders' summit matters

By aBy any measure it's historic: The vast majority of Africa's leaders flying to Washington at the invite of the President, whose father was born on the continent, to mark what the White House hopes is a new era of ...

The abolition of slavery in the West Indies

Several Caribbean islands celebrate August 1 as emancipation day. The following is an eyewitness account of the freeing of slaves in Montserrat, W.I.

67 Minutes for Mandela

"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes."

A slow response to Nigerian atrocity

Long after completing his 8-year presidency, William Jefferson Clinton acknowledged that he should have intervened in the conflict in Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands perished from the genocide that shaped the country.

COMMENTARY: 'We can't let this be the new normal'

"There is a market for selling humans."

Nigerian police: 223 kidnapped girls still missing

Nigerian authorities specified Friday that a total of 276 schoolgirls were taken last month by militants from a boarding school, but 53 of them escaped, leaving 223 still in the hands of their captors, police said.

African app company that trumped Apple to launch first black emoticons

As in most aspects of life, timing in business is essential.

How BBQ brings South Africans together

Barbecued zebra anyone?

Family of American held in North Korea 'appalled' by Dennis Rodman's outburst

Eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman's bizarre outburst about an American citizen jailed in North Korea has drawn widespread criticism, including from the prisoner's family.

The U.S. revolution that supported Mandela

Nearly three decades ago, a handful of prominent black activists began organizing a movement that would eventually help break the back of apartheid in South Africa and force the United States government and American companies to end their support of ...

Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion

The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Nelson Mandela memorial stands by his work.

Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

Time has named Pope Francis its person of the year.

Obama, world leaders praise 'giant of history' at Mandela memorial

They gathered in the tens of thousands -- presidents, prime ministers, royals, celebrities and ordinary South Africans -- all united to say farewell to a man hailed as a global symbol of reconciliation.

Nelson Mandela death: South Africans, world mourn former president

Nelson Mandela death: South Africans, world mourn former president By Arwa Damon and Faith Karimi CNN Editor's note: Send us your stories, memories and photographs of the Nobel Peace prize winner and former South African president. SOWETO, South Africa (CNN) ...

Africa's 'first design museum' stirs continent's creative pulse

It used to be an old factory churning out parts for the mining industry before slowly falling into neglect and turned into a garage for vehicle repairs.