Ramaphosa: Mandela would have wanted the rain
Deputy President of the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa, at Nelson Mandela's memorial, says that in African traditions, rain at a burial means the Gods are welcoming home the deceased.
Races to watch in 2014
Despite his unpopularity, this incumbent is most likely to win his party’s nomination for governor.
Biden signs Mandela condolence book
Vice President Joe Biden honored the memory of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela Monday by making an inscription in a condolence book at the South African Embassy that said Americans will strive to live by his example.
Afghanistan at a crossroads
War-torn Afghanistan is searching for security amid vast uncertainty as U.S. troops continue to drawdown. Post Kabul bureau chief Kevin Seiff and Col. Tony Schaeffer, a fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, join On Background to discuss.
Uncertainty and anger as Afghans wait on visas
Post Kabul bureau chief Kevin Sieff reports that many of the Afghan interpreters who helped American troops have had their visa applications for asylum in America stymied by bureaucracy.
Inside negotiations over an Afghan security pact
With frustration mounting among U.S. and Afghan personnel responsible for forging a long-term security deal, Post Kabul bureau chief Kevin Sieff and former Army intelligence officer Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer look at the sticking points.