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South Africa

South Africa
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  • South African opposition disrupts president's speech

    Opposition lawmakers have interrupted South African President Jacob Zuma during an annual address to parliament, saying he should answer questions about a scandal over more than $20 million in state spending on his private home. Zuma began his state-of-...
  • South Africans mark 25 years since Nelson Mandela's release from prison

    Nelson Mandela insisted that he wanted to walk out of prison, when then President F. W. de Klerk told him he would finally be freed 25 years ago. On Wednesday, South Africans marked the anniversary of the release of Mandela who four years later became...
  • Opposition outrage roils South African parliament

    The South African parliament is supposed to be a sanctuary for decorum. These days, it is anything but. On Tuesday, an opposition party complained in parliament that their leader had been called a "cockroach" by the assembly speaker. A top member of...
  • South African novelist Andre Brink, whose work challenged the apartheid regime, has died

    Prolific author, Andre Brink, who used his work to question the policies of South Africa's apartheid regime, has died, his publishers said Saturday. He was 79 years old. Brink died aboard a KLM flight travelling from the Netherlands to the South...
  • A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history

    A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history
    "It's not really technical?" Liz asked Axel Zander, our cycling guide, as he shuttled the four of us to our drop-off point a third of the way up Table Mountain. "There's some rocky sections, but I'll warn you," said Zander, the founder of Downhill...
  • HIV trial fails as many women decide not to take medicine, study shows

    An analysis in this week's New England Journal of Medicine showed that a major HIV prevention trial in Africa overseen by a Pittsburgh network failed because most women did not take the drugs they were given, and then lied about it. The bulk of the...
  • South African man has Nelson Mandela's key to Fort Lauderdale

    South African man has Nelson Mandela's key to Fort Lauderdale
    Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa. Rogers saw a piece of history. He says the key...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'
    One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole. De...
  • Racial assault allegations rock South Africa

    The brutal images depict a black South African schoolboy being stripped naked by a group of white teenagers, then being tied to a bed and sexually assaulted with a toothbrush and mop handle as they hurl racist slurs. Photos of the incident at a high...
  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot. The looters break open...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...