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  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand; murder trial is adjourned

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned for the day Tuesday after the South African Olympian broke down sobbing on the witness stand after testifying about the moment he smashed open his bathroom door and found his...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch...
  • Oscar Pistorius testifies about 'the moment that everything changed'

    Oscar Pistorius testifies about 'the moment that everything changed'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- “That's the moment that everything changed,” South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified in his murder trial Tuesday, describing the instant in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year when he said he...
  • South Africa ombudsman: Zuma housing upgrade was 'license to loot'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Briton accused in wife's murder arrives in South Africa to stand trial

    British businessman Shrien Dewani has been extradited to South Africa to stand trial on murder charges in the death of his Swedish bride. His arraignment in a Western Cape High Court earlier Tuesday, where he was formally charged with the murder of...
  • Pistorius forced to look at 'exploded' head of girlfriend

    Pistorius forced to look at 'exploded' head of girlfriend
    A South African prosecutor forced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensic photograph that showed the head of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after it was blown open by a hollow-point bullet fired by the Olympic and Paralympic track star. In a...
  • 'Homeland' Set for Summer Shoot in South Africa

    Showtime and Fox 21 announced Friday that award-winning drama series "Homeland" is set to begin production in Cape Town, South Africa. Production will begin in mid-June and continue through November on the popular drama centered around bipolar CIA...
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa

    Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa
    LONDON – A British businessman accused of arranging his bride's murder while on their honeymoon was put on a plane to South Africa on Monday after losing a three-year battle against being extradited to face trial. South African authorities...
  • Oscar Pistorius on faith: 'My God's my God of refuge'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius told Pretoria’s high court Monday that his religious faith had gotten him through the past year after he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. “It’s...
  • Former PR exec apologizes for AIDS tweet

    Former PR exec apologizes for AIDS tweet
    Justine Sacco has now apologized for the infamous tweet she posted about AIDS two days after the insensitive remark went viral, causing her to lose her public relations job. On Friday, Sacco tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding....