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South Africa

South Africa
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  • Daytrippers: Federal Hill Food Tour

    Daytrippers: Federal Hill Food Tour
    The storied Federal Hill section of Providence isn't lacking in good taste especially if you walk the walk. On Federal Hill there's a tour where the historic meets the caloric. For the past nine years pastry chef Cindy Salvato has run the epicurean...
  • South African judge grants terminally ill man right to die

    A terminally ill man died of natural causes shortly after he was granted the right to end his life in South Africa, where euthanasia is illegal, a lobbying group said Thursday. In a first-of-its-kind ruling for the nation, Judge Hans Fabricius said...
  • An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

    Spartacus is getting an African makeover. In the 1960 movie "Spartacus," Kirk Douglas played the gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. A ballet version with music by composer Aram Khachaturian was first staged in the 1950s and has also...
  • Southern African leaders discuss industrialization strategy

    Southern African leaders met in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday to discuss how to maximize profits from their countries' natural resources. Heads of state of the 15 countries that make up the Southern African Development Community came...
  • 1 person killed in train collision in South Africa

    Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring 241 people, rescue workers said. The driver of one of the trains was declared dead at the scene, said a spokesman for ER24 emergency...
  • SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks

    Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity. Police in KwaZulu-Natal, where the violence...
  • Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

    Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement. Seven people have been killed in the attacks in South Africa that began three weeks ago. Property has been...
  • Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa

    More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants. Seven people have died this month in anti-immigrant violence that has mainly...
  • South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

    Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Demonstrators walked through the center of Johannesburg, passing high-rise neighborhoods...
  • South Africa's image suffers after anti-immigrant attacks

    Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches...
  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries. The joint police and army...