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Johannesburg (South Africa)

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  • Can a handshake ever be more than just a handshake?

    It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
  • Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence

    Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dozens of soldiers were killed as clashes continued for a second day in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as more than 13,000 civilians took refuge at a U.N. peacekeepers’ base. The fragile state is confronting...
  • South Sudan fighters fire on 3 U.S. military aircraft

    South Sudan fighters fire on 3 U.S. military aircraft
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on three U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate American citizens Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, according to military officials. The planes were headed to Bor, the...
  • U.N. scrambles to send more troops to South Sudan

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The United Nations Security Council authorized an urgent increase in peacekeeping forces for South Sudan on Tuesday in a bid to keep the world's newest country from sliding into prolonged ethnic bloodletting only two...
  • Latest Africa violence highlights limits of peacekeeping missions

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways. In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...
  • Congo army and attackers clash in capital, killing dozens

    Congo army and attackers clash in capital, killing dozens
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A series of attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital left dozens of people dead Monday as the army fought off assailants identified as followers of a disgruntled religious leader. The coordinated attacks,...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Mariella Furrer

     
    "When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
  • In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story

    In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Inside the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, opened Monday by President Jacob Zuma, a small fragment of compacted mud is all that remains of the hut where Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape 95 years...
  • South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive

    South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On Sunday morning, the residents of Khutsong, a township west of Johannesburg, decided they were fed up with crime and gangsters. A crowd gathered in a local stadium near the township to decide what to do about youth...
  • Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela

    Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison. The 21 defendants...
  • Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis

    Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....
  • Norwegian friends, family describe Kenya mall attack suspect

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A Somali-born Norwegian said to be a suspect in a deadly assault on a Kenyan shopping mall was described Friday by former classmates and others who knew him as an observant Muslim who struggled to fit in after his family fled...