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  • South Africa ombudsman: Zuma housing upgrade was 'license to loot'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an...
  • 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...
  • Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela

    Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela
    "Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...
  • Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement' but still critical

    JOHANNESBURG — While Nelson Mandela's health "shows sustained improvement," he is still in critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday. Zuma issued the statement after visiting Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, where he was...
  • Nelson Mandela 'able to smile' on 95th birthday

    Nelson Mandela 'able to smile' on 95th birthday
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials. “I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
  • Zimbabwe leader Mugabe sworn in for seventh term; decries West, gays

    PRETORIA -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in Thursday for another five-year term as the president of Zimbabwe, despite allegations from political opponents and Western states that the election was rigged. The 89-year-old, who has ruled the country since its...
  • 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...
  • Obama pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as a 'great soul'

    Obama pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as a 'great soul'
    SOWETO, South Africa -- South Africans cheered rapturously as President Obama paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at a state memorial service Tuesday, calling him a "great soul" who inspired the U.S. leader and millions of others to be better people....
  • Toddler killings shock South Africa; three suspects in custody

    Toddler killings shock South Africa; three suspects in custody
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Last weekend, the men of Diepsloot township, north of Johannesburg, searched the community's shacks for two missing toddlers. They looked around the shops and combed the river. They spread out and searched the bush near the...
  • South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad

    South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Brand South Africa, the body charged with marketing the nation abroad, has had a tough month. The International Monetary Fund on Oct. 1 downgraded its growth forecast for South Africa and called on the government to take...
  • South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official

    South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an...