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Johannesburg (South Africa)

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  • If 'Bladerunner' killing was a mistaken-identity shooting...

     
    From the story: JOHANNESBURG -- South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, known as the "Blade Runner" for his racing prosthetics, was charged on Thursday with murdering his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria. ....Johannesburg's Talk...
  • Jailed former South African police chief Selebi gets medical parole

     
    A disgraced former police chief of South Africa and Interpol boss serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption was released Friday on medical parole, with officials insisting he didn’t get preferential treatment. Correctional Services Minister...
  • Police reportedly open fire on striking South African miners

     
    South African police opened fire Thursday on striking mine workers at a Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine northwest of Johannesburg, killing at least seven protesters, according to media reports....
  • South Africans outraged by police killing of 34 striking miners

     
    South African outrage after 34 platinum miners shot dead by police at Lonmin platinum mine: South African police officials Friday confirmed that 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine were killed when police opened fire Thursday, and 78 more...
  • After shootings, South Africa warns mines to do more for workers

     
    The mineral resources minister of South Africa warned mining companies on Monday to do more the improve workers' lives after 34 striking platinum miners protesting for higher pay were slain last month by police....
  • South African arrest warrant reportedly issued for Julius Malema

     
    Expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, is to be arrested, according to a news report: For more than a week, expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, has been predicting his own arrest, claiming South...
  • As one Somali journalist is buried, a top poet and comedian is slain

     
    As one Somali journalist is buried, a leading poet and comedian is slain: Hours after assassinated Somali radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was buried Monday, gunmen killed one of Somalia's famous poets and radio comedians, Warsame Shire Awale,...
  • On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American

    On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American
    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...
  • Shane Taylor rolls with punches of 'Strike Back'

    Shane Taylor rolls with punches of 'Strike Back'
    Shane Taylor left his mark on the second season of "Strike Back," but the show's stars left their marks on him, too. The British actor suffered a few hits while playing ruthless soldier-for-hire Craig Hanson in the Cinemax drama which ended its season...
  • Building A Bridge From Connecticut To South Africa

    Building A Bridge From Connecticut To South Africa
    An alumnus from South Kent School is working on creating a bridge between South Kent and a South African group. Tresor Kayumba, Class of 2009, has visited Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the past two years. Nkosi's Haven is a non-...
  • Dreams of Africa are alive in Botswana's Okavango Delta

    Dreams of Africa are alive in Botswana's Okavango Delta
    MAUN, Botswana - If you've paid for an African safari but you're still not clear about the details, bad on you. Making the same mistake, I didn't dig into the heart of the adventure before I headed to Southern Africa for my first wildlife safari,...
  • Philip Winchester explores dark side of 'Strike Back' character

    Philip Winchester explores dark side of 'Strike Back' character
    Philip Winchester's character, Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, has been wrestling some heavy demons in the new season of "Strike Back." In the season premiere, he was forced to kill one of his Special Air Service trainees. The trainee's brother, former special...