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  • 'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'

    'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'
    Four days after "Elysium" hit theaters, the science fiction movie's backers announced Tuesday that they have greenlighted director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie." Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will once again co-produce and co-finance the...
  • 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:...
  • Nelson Mandela home from hospital, remains 'unstable'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Sunday but will continue receiving care at home under the close supervision of doctors, and with his family nearby. The former South African president, who is 95, was...
  • 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┬áJohannesburg, South Africa, for the past two years. Nkosi's Haven is a non-...
  • Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music

    Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music
    Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62. The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
  • Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man

    Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86. Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's...
  • Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

    Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize
    Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
  • Should women get mommy salary?

    Should women get mommy salary?
    Women who give up careers to stay at home and raise their children should be paid a salary, according to one of South Africa's most influential businesswomen. Wendy Luhabe, who in 1999 was recognized as one of the 50 leading women entrepreneurs of the...
  • South African photographer believes theft was hate crime

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was a most unusual burglary. Thieves got in through the bathroom window and walked past the flat-screen TV, DVD player, expensive camera and a couple of brand-new cellphones. Instead, they took 20 external hard drives...
  • Bomb at Mogadishu theater kills 10, including Somali sports officials

     
    The Al Qaeda-linked Somali rebel militia Al Shabab claimed credit for a bomb attack n Mogadishu that killed 10 people, an apparent attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohammed Ali....
  • A South African rape, captured on video, exposes an epidemic

     
    A typical South African rape - captured on cell phone video: South African radio and social media lit up with outrage after a cell phone video showed the gang rape of a 17 year old girl by a group of adolescents. They offered her 25 cents to keep silent...