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Johannesburg (South Africa)

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  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • 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...
  • Belarus Free Theatre ... and a show in an apartment

    Chicago Shakespeare Theatre announced Sunday night the shows it will present in the first half of 2013, as part of its World Stages series of global work, much presented in partnership with the British booker and producer Richard Jordan Productions. The...
  • PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson

    PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson
    Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
  • Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical

    Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical
    CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
  • 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...
  • 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...