| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:05 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:36 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
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...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
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,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:27 AM
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...