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  • Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such...
  • Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

    Elon Musk reigns over an entrepreneurial landscape of epic proportions: With Tesla Motors, the cherub-faced CEO wants to wean us off fossil fuels with electric cars for the masses. With SolarCity, he envisions panels blooming on a million rooftops. And...
  • Dissident ANC veterans urge voters to spoil South African ballots

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Dissident veterans in South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) urged voters on Tuesday to spoil their ballots at a national election next month, in a protest against corruption intended as a wake-up call to the ruling party....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy

    Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500 billion, data from the statistics office showed on Sunday. GDP for 2013 in Africa'...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'

    Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'
    His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African...
  • 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...