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  • Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius...
  • South African prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    South African prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority will appeal the controversial murder acquittal of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and his five-year sentence for the lesser crime of culpable homicide. The decision to appeal was announced Monday and...
  • Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy

    Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy
    Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
  • South Africa court throws out murder case in honeymoon killing

    A judge in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday threw out murder charges against a British businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife on their honeymoon. Deputy Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence fell short of what was required to prove...
  • Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness

    Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness
    Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas. Instead, she received his remains...
  • Prosecutors will seek murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius

    Prosecutors will seek murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius
    South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will now seek a murder conviction. The decision could leave Pistorius open...
  • Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

    Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators
    In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders

    Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders
    When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency - and secret - medical treatment in foreign hospitals most of their citizens can only dream of. With Ebola...
  • New Docs on South Africa Abound, But Local Network Can't Air Them

    With the death of Nelson Mandela still fresh in the minds of millions, and the nation celebrating the 20th anniversary since the end of apartheid, South Africa has spent much of 2014 in a reflective mood. So it seems only fitting that a wave of local docs...
  • Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    The South African prosecution authority confirmed Tuesday it would file an appeal of the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month. Pistorius was absolved of the murder of his girlfriend...