| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The lawyer for Oscar Pistorius told a Pretoria high court judge Friday that the South African Olympian should be acquitted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, because he acted reasonably when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The late South African leader Nelson Mandela said in his will that he wanted his home in rural Qunu to be used to forever unite his family. But his kinsmen, who fought bitterly over his burial place and went to court over the bones of his children, aren&...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:37 PM
JOHANNESBURG -- Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Evasive, negligent, unreasonable, hasty and at times a dishonest witness. Oscar Pistorius is all those things, but he is not a murderer, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Thursday.
Pistorius crumpled, sobbing, his shoulders shaking uncontrollably after...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Oscar Pistorius on Friday was convicted of culpable homicide by a South African judge who found him negligent in firing four gunshots into a locked toilet cubicle in his home last year, killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius, who was acquitted of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison.
The 27-year-old double amputee,...
| Aug 8, 2013
How can Egyptians and the world stem the tide of violence and chaos that has engulfed the country since the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi? The answer depends on the success of Egypt's new constitutional process.
Critics of the military's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
[<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A big blue diamond has been found at a South African mine known for churning out famous diamonds, and the stone could be worth tens of millions of dollars.
The diamond, extracted from the Cullinan mine near Pretoria, is 29.6 carats.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Are you Parker Sithole?
The question served as the original title for "Of Good Report," which screens Thursday as the opening night film of the 22nd Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Set in the South African countryside, the film follows a...