Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...Ethiopia - President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped...delivered only by a Western leader viewed in Africa as a local son."The future of Africa is up to Africans," Obama said during a trip...
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Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

...landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some GOP candidates was an attempt to divert attention from Donald Trump, the...
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Zuill Bailey returns to Juneau for Labor Day Concert Sept. 6

...performed with symphonies across the nation, toured Japan four times, performed throughout Europe, Israel, Colombia and South Africa, and played at the White House and on Sesame Street. Chair of the Piano Department at the University of Cincinnati, Pratt...
Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

...that warrant independent and impartial judicial review," said Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch's deputy Middle East and North Africa director."The victims of the serious crimes committed during the 2011 uprising deserve justice, but that can only be delivered...
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Three-time surf champ fights off shark during South Africa competition

...Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.The Australian surfer was struck by the shark from behind and knocked into the water as he sat on his board waiting...
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Surfing champ, shark wrestler: 'I haven't got a scratch on me'

...hands during a surfing competition in South Africa.It sounds like the plot of a movie...Surf League event at Jeffreys Bay on South Africa's east coast, when he was bumped off...competition venue was in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
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Today In Sports History for July 21

...Men's Open golf championship by edging Walter Hagen, Leo Diegel, Jock Hutchinson and Fred McLeod.1962 - Gary Player of South Africa becomes the first non-resident of the United States to win the PGA championship.1963 - Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson...
My Turn: It's not what leaders do, but what we do

...cultures on six of our seven continents. The latest, arising in three continents and focused in the Middle East and North Africa, we now call the "Arab Spring."This hopeful uprising has spiraled into several violent revolutions with military reprisals...
Fan yelling "Doper!" hurls urine at Tour leader Froome

...spent fighting apartheid."Qhubeka" means "to progress" or "move forward" in the language of the Nguni people of southern Africa, and the 34-year-old British rider did just that to dash French hopes on the day when France's President Francois Hollande...
Soldotna loses, regains mayor

...these things are going to go," he said.Anderson, whose three-year term is up in October of 2017, plans to travel to West Africa in 2016. But, had he resigned in December before he plans to leave, the city would have had to hold a special election...


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