World

SAfrica Report on Sick Baby Triggers Media, Politics Debate

Christopher Torchia, ASSOCIATED PRESS     JOHANNESBURG (AP) — “Baby Thomas never had a chance,” begins a South African newspaper report about the toll of fetal alcohol syndrome. The baby’s alcoholic mother was a grape harvester who was paid in bottles of wine, it said. Read More

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National

South Africa: ‘Free but not Equal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (NNPA) – When international icon and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, it marked a watershed moment for the former minority-ruled country. Mandela, the standard bearer for the African Read More

National

Jesse Jackson Honored for Anti-Apartheid Work

Jesse Jackson honored in South Africa (Photo by Butch Wing). by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Human rights activist Jesse L. Jackson has been presented the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award, the highest award a non-South African can receive, for Read More