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  • Oscar Pistorius was in 'kind, caring' relationship, manager testifies

    As the trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius neared an end, his manager painted a portrait for the court Tuesday of what the sprinter’s life might have been like: huge earnings from sponsorship deals, international celebrity and a loving...
  • Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds

    Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds
    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, suffers from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to extracts from a psychologist’s report read in...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says

    Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says
    At a South African government hearing Friday on the police shooting of 34 striking miners in 2012, a witness said that striking union members had sought to make themselves invulnerable to police weaponry by ingesting a traditional potion made from dead...
  • Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

    Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak. South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
  • Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says

    Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says
    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of premeditated murder, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told Pretoria’s high court  Thursday, saying the athlete had given an unlikely, contradictory account of what happened the night he killed his...
  • Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says

    Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says
    The lawyer for Oscar Pistorius told a Pretoria high court judge Friday that the South African Olympian should be acquitted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, because he acted reasonably when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door...
  • Ex-wife challenges Nelson Mandela's will, demands homestead

    Ex-wife challenges Nelson Mandela's will, demands homestead
    The late South African leader Nelson Mandela said in his will that he wanted his home in rural Qunu to be used to forever unite his family. But his kinsmen, who fought bitterly over his burial place and went to court over the bones of his children, aren&...
  • U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise

    U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise
    When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States. But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
  • In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry

    In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry
    With all the skill of a master weaver at a loom, Esther Ogble stands under a parasol in the sprawling Wuse market in Nigeria's capital and spins synthetic fibre into women's hair. Nearby, three customers - one in a hijab - wait for a turn to spend...
  • Oscar Pistorius fired gun to 'nullify threat,' says defense witness

    South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius intended to shoot through a door in his bathroom to “nullify the threat,” believing an intruder was in the enclosed toilet cubicle, a sports and exercise doctor testified Monday. Pistorius is...