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South Africa

South Africa
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • F&ME Completes Production on 'Breathe - Umphefumlo' (EXCLUSIVE)

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- With productions spread around much of the globe, and an enduring focus of social issues, Film and Music Ent. (F&ME), the London-based production company set up 15 years ago by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, has concluded production in Cape...
  • Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for Steenkamp killing
    A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one of the most...
  • Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday

    Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday
    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....
  • Pistorius' lawyer urges leniency; prosecutor calls for 10-year term

    Pistorius' lawyer urges leniency; prosecutor calls for 10-year term
    The lawyer for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius argued that he was “a victim” in his killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and had lost everything, including all his property and sponsorships. He called for him to be spared jail because...
  • Pistorius should do time, says victim's cousin

    Pistorius should do time, says victim's cousin
    A family representative of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, told Pretoria’s High Court the athlete should “pay for what he has done” with a prison sentence. Pistorius’ lawyer, Barry Roux,...