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South Africa

South Africa
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  • Botswana, Africa's diamond, risks losing its sparkle

    GABORONE (Reuters) - When environmental scientist Bakang Bogopa graduated first in his class from the University of Botswana two years ago he did not expect that his first job would be moving furniture or that he would still be living off handouts from...
  • South Africa shocked by murder of national soccer captain

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's national soccer goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead by burglars during a break-in, a killing that shocked the country and turned the spotlight once again on gun violence here. At an emotional...
  • 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...
  • Meyiwa killed in armed robbery, South African police say

    JOHANNESBURG South African police have appointed a team of top detectives to investigate the killing of football star Senzo Meyiwa during what appears to have been an armed robbery, National Police Commissioner Riyah Phiyega said Monday. Phiyega said the...
  • 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...
  • Pistorius verdict, sentence facing appeal

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African prosecutors will appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence passed on Oscar Pistorius last week after public and legal criticism of the judge's decision to absolve the track star of...
  • South Africa captain Meyiwa killed by intruders

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery. The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered...
  • South African police fire rubber bullets at Diamondcorp strikers

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets on Friday to disperse workers at a mine operated by London-listed DiamondCorp and said members of the hardline AMCU union were involved in the protest. Police spokesman Stephen Thakeng...
  • FACTBOX-The late Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

    CAPE TOWN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Factbox on former world 800 meters champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi who was killed in a car accident in South Africa on Friday. DATE OF BIRTH Born on Sept. 8, 1980 in Muduluni, Limpopo province, South Africa LATE STARTER...
  • Ex-world champion Mulaudzi killed in car crash

    CAPE TOWN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Former world 800 meters champion and Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been killed in a car accident in his native South Africa. The 34-year-old died on his way to an athletics meeting in Johannesburg, a...
  • Factbox - The late Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - - Factbox on former world 800 metres champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi who was killed in a car accident in South Africa on Friday. DATE OF BIRTH Born on Sept. 8, 1980 in Muduluni, Limpopo province, South Africa LATE STARTER Mulaudzi...