As a continent, Africa is affected by AIDS more than any other region in the world.
In South Africa, more than six million people - or 10% of the entire population - are infected with HIV. The United States is a big financial backer of AIDS-treatment programs there, and South Africa has the largest anti-retroviral program in the world.
Nonetheless, more people are now living with HIV in South Africa than 10 years ago.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour spoke on Monday with U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard about HIV/AIDS and the future of the Rainbow Nation; click above to watch their interview.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and longtime diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi are uniquely qualified to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Not only are they lifelong peacemakers with decades of experience each, but they are a members of The Elders, the organization of former heads of state and leaders founded by Mandela himself.
“He not only was a good in being theoretically wonderful,” President Carter told Amanpour on Wednesday, “but he also brought wonderful new life to his own people.”
Brahimi, who is currently the U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria, reflected on the iconic speech given by Mandela when he was released from prison.
“To make that speech,” Brahimi said, “in which he reached out to the people who, who were keeping him under their feet for 27 years, is hugely inspiring.”
As Nelson Mandela turns 95, Christiane Amanpour speaks with South African radio host and author Eusebius McKaiser about his country as the "Rainbow Nation.
Zimbabwe is cracking down on human rights lawyers and activists ahead of the country's upcoming elections.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks to South Africa's foreign minister who welcomed President Obama to the country.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks to South Africa's trade minister about economic inequality in that country.
By Richa Naik, CNN
Eighteen years ago Monday, on June 24, 1995, South Africa’s Springbok rugby team staged a stunning upset to win the Rugby World Cup against the heavily favored New Zealand.
But the game was much more than just one day’s win. This was the day Nelson Mandela cemented himself as leader of all South Africans.
Elected the year before, democracy was still fragile and the racial divide was still raw. FULL POST
CNN's Christiane Amanpour looks at how not just South Africans are keeping a close eye on Nelson Mandela's condition.
Christiane Amanpour looks at how two murder cases – one involving a brutal gang rape – have put South Africa's judicial system in the world's spotlight.
CNN’s Juliet Fuisz produced this piece for television.
By Samuel Burke, CNN
During the bail hearing for Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria on Wednesday, a South African police investigator testified about previous run-ins that the double amputee Olympian has had with police.
Detective Hilton Botha said in his testimony that Pistorius had accidentally fired a weapon at a restaurant in January, and alleged that Pistorius persuaded a friend to take responsibility - Pistorius denied those charges.
The investigator also said Pistorius had previously threatened violence in another incident in an altercation over a woman.
In 2009, Botha said he also investigated another incident, in which an unidentified woman had accused Pistorius of assault, but her claim could not be proved and the case was dropped without any charges being filed. FULL POST