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  • Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks
    In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
  • Earl Sweatshirt confronts the pressures of hype with 'Doris'

    Earl Sweatshirt confronts the pressures of hype with 'Doris'
    On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida. A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder case prosecutors tell of screams, gunshots

    PRETORIA, South Africa — On the night South African athlete Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, neighbors allegedly heard the sound of a woman screaming. Silence followed, and then gunshots. And more screams. That's the picture...
  • Dining in the African bush

     Dining in the African bush
    MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya — After an exhausting but exhilarating late afternoon drive into the African bush, we continue our bumpy journey over rocks and fallen branches. Jackson, our driver and guide, expertly maneuvers the four-wheel-...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer Hudson tackles 'intimidating' role of Winnie Mandela

    Jennifer Hudson tackles 'intimidating' role of Winnie Mandela
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, the decision to play anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela in her first lead role was no easy matter, especially when she saw what the former South African first...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Sept. 2-6, 2013)

    A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Riddick Distributor: Universal Having been left for dead in more ways than one after the critical and commercial failure of...
  • Toronto: 'Momentum' Adds Quartet of Thesps (EXCLUSIVE)

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel are set to square off in Stephen Campanelli's action thriller "Momentum." Morgan Freeman and Shea Whigham co-star. Colette Aguilar, sales president at Moonrise Pictures, "Momentum's" sales agent, made the key cast...
  • 'Mandela': Director Justin Chadwick's Long Walk to Toronto

    Director Justin Chadwick's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" marks one of the most exciting South African entries ever to cross to the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, where its world premiere will take place. The long-awaited adaptation of the autobiography...
  • Toronto: Olga Kurylenko, Vincent Cassel Face Off in Action Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel are set to square off in Stephen Campanelli's full-on action thriller "Momentum." Shea Whigham co-stars. Colette Aguilar, sales president at Moonrise Pictures, "Momentum's" sales agent, made the key cast announcement at...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...