President Obama gives his speech after the announcement of Nelson Mandela’s death.  Watch the speech below:

JOHANNESBURG — The elfin child with the big personality and bright smile calls herself “the first lady” and dreams of the future. But doctors say 12-year-old Ontlametse Phalatse has only, perhaps, another couple of years to live.


First lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha and mom Marian Robinson, arrived in South Africa today and had an unexpected encounter with apartheid icon who has retired from public life.

Via A group of 26 young people spent their spring break in South Africa to catch a vision for using Fuge camps to touch Sub-Saharan Africa with God’s love. Organizers aimed to raise awareness in


Tragedy has once again struck at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa. On Feb. 16, the body of a newborn baby was found in the bag of a 17-year-old student.

With one Oscar already under his belt, he became the first black actor since Sidney Poitier to win a coveted Best Actor Oscar…He’s not holding out for a hat-trick with British director Tony Scott’s latest blockbuster, but something tells Elaine Lipworth he has other things on his mind


For his advocacy, Tutu was awarded the 1984 Nobel Peace prize for his ” role as a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa,” according to the press release announcing his nomination. Two years later, he became the first Black archbishop of Cape Town.

The death of Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter cast a shadow over the opening day of the World Cup on Friday, dampening the spirits of a nation proud and excited to be hosting the world’s most popular sporting event.

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is riding a wave of patriotism ahead of the World Cup, which national leaders hope will heal the still-sharp racial divide 16 years after the end of white-minority rule.

A South African church leader is confident that God answers prayer, and he has a statistic to prove it: 840,000.