Exchange Student Returns Home After COVID Cancellation To Learn Impact Of Social UpheavalParis Soares is still smarting after her recent trip home from South Africa as her study abroad program was abruptly cut short by COVID-19. She received the news by email.
Former California Gov. Schwarzenegger Assaulted in South AfricaFormer California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday in an incident caught on cellphone video.
Annual Oakland Student Trip To South Africa Canceled Due To Lack Of FundsAn annual trip to South Africa for students in and around Oakland was canceled abruptly last month when the trip organizer announced that she was unable to secure the necessary funding, leaving families scrambling for answers.
Obama Acknowledges "Strange And Uncertain Times" In Mandela LectureFormer President Barack Obama, in a speech honoring the late South African leader Nelson Mandela, said he'd try to "get some perspective" as news cycles bring "more head-spinning and disturbing headlines."
Lions Eat Group Of Suspected Rhino Poachers In South AfricaA group of alleged animal poachers has reportedly met their end after running into a pack of lions while trespassing in a game reserve in South Africa.
Boulder-Size Asteroid Burns Up Over Africa Hours After Its DiscoveryA boulder-size asteroid, roughly six feet across, disintegrated harmlessly over Botswana, eight hours after first being detected.
Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies At 81Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.
South African Jazz Musician Hugh Masekela Dies At 78Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78.
Former Aussie Sniper Joins Battle Against Rhino, Elephant PoachersA former soldier for the Australian military is now an animal activist using skills honed in combat to fight the scourge of poaching in South Africa,
Hiker's Guide To South AfricaMake plans for the most unique hiking experience you will ever have. South Africa offers a variety of hiking adventures that you will not be able to enjoy anywhere else in the world.
Bay Area Couple's African Safari Becomes A Prison Nightmare After They're Accused Of PoachingA Peninsula couple on safari in Africa ended up in a Tanzanian prison, facing a 20-year sentence for poaching. After spending $60,000 on bribes and fines, they are home.
Scientists Discover Fossils Of ‘Human-Like’ Creature, New Branch Of Evolutionary TreeScientists announced Thursday the discovery of a new branch on the collective family tree of humanity; an "almost human" creature.
Where In The World Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?As America awaits the Supreme Court decision on whether to make same-sex marriage the law of the land in the United States, here is a list of other countries around the world where it already is.
UC Berkeley Remembers MandelaHundreds gathered at a memorial for Nelson Mandela at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza. Guests speakers recalled the university’s role in the struggle to end apartheid in the 1980s.
Memorials To Nelson Mandela Held At San Francisco, Oakland City HallsA day after world leaders gathered in South Africa to honor the life of former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, San Francisco and Oakland held memorials for him at their respective city halls Wednesday.