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  • Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night

    PRETORIA, South Africa — When South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived home on the eve of Valentine's Day 2013, his dogs were running around, his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was cooking dinner and a gift was waiting for him. Steenkamp...
  • Briton accused in wife's murder arrives in South Africa to stand trial

    British businessman Shrien Dewani has been extradited to South Africa to stand trial on murder charges in the death of his Swedish bride. His arraignment in a Western Cape High Court earlier Tuesday, where he was formally charged with the murder of...
  • Egyptian court upholds prison terms for three activists

    CAIRO -- An appeals court on Monday dealt another blow to the Egypt’s beleaguered liberal activists, upholding three-year prison terms handed down to a trio of figures known for their role in the country’s 2011 revolution.  The three --...
  • Third Egyptian presidential candidate denies he's running to help Sisi

    CAIRO — It’s not as if Egypt's presidential race is a crowded one. But firebrand pro-army lawyer Mortada Mansour, who declared his candidacy over the weekend, is denying — vehemently — that he is only running in order to stage...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa

    Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa
    LONDON – A British businessman accused of arranging his bride's murder while on their honeymoon was put on a plane to South Africa on Monday after losing a three-year battle against being extradited to face trial. South African authorities...
  • Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy

    Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500 billion, data from the statistics office showed on Sunday. GDP for 2013 in Africa'...
  • Egypt's el-Sissi makes it official: He's running for president

    CAIRO Egypt's de facto strongman, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, resigned Wednesday from the military and announced his long-anticipated run for the presidency in an impassioned national address in which he called for his embattled nation to once again become a...
  • Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president

    Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president
    CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Tribal clashes in southern Egypt leave at least 23 dead

    CAIRO — At least 23 people were killed and 31 injured in tribal clashes Friday in the southern Egyptian province of Aswan, according to official media. The Egyptian army's chief spokesman, Col. Ahmed Ali, said Saturday that military forces had...