The rare example of an activist politician able to work effectively from within the American political system, Dellums distinguished himself by taking strong stances about divisive issues in America and on the global stage.
Turkey expels Israel’s ambassador, Ireland and Belgium summon their Israeli envoys and leading European countries and the U.N. human rights office call for an investigation of the bloodshed.
In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces attack Palestinians at the Gaza border, while a few miles away Israel and the U.S. celebrate the new embassy in contested Jerusalem.
In Cambodia, South Africa and Albania—among other places—violence, poverty and extreme male dominance create a context in which men who pay for sex go uncensured, but the women and girls involved are permanently stigmatized.
Her fight against white minority rule caused the former wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela to be jailed for months and placed under house arrest for years.
He becomes the nation's fifth president, following Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the African National Congress party to its weakest point since it took power in the 1990s.
His resignation, which follows years of corruption scandals, comes after the ruling party instructs him to leave office or face a no-confidence vote.
After years of scandals, the African National Congress has ordered President Jacob Zuma to resign. His regime is clouded by incompetence, corruption and low economic growth.
Journalist John Pilger delivers a lecture in Cape Town in memory of anti-apartheid campaigner Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee.