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  • South African sports minister says $10 million not a bribe

    South Africa's sports minister "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2008 was a bribe for his help in securing the World Cup. Fikile Mbalula, however, said he couldn't say what Warner did...
  • Candidates line up to succeed Sepp Blatter as press camps out at FIFA headquarters

    Candidates line up to succeed Sepp Blatter as press camps out at FIFA headquarters
    1540 GMT (11:40 a.m. EDT) German football federation president Wolfgang Niersbach wants a successor to outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter to be named much sooner than currently planned. Niersbach said Wednesday in Berlin, "When I hear that a special...
  • Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck are remembered

    Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers on Tuesday paid tribute at the spot where slaves died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank in 1794. Three divers,...
  • FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe

    Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body that has led to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, FIFA earlier defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for...
  • American woman killed in lion attack in South Africa: 'They had their windows all the way down'

    A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. The attack occurred about 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman...
  • Former SAfrican president issues denial in WCup bid scandal

    Former South African President Thabo Mbeki denied his government paid bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup as the bid scandal began to encroach on the very top of the country's leadership on Monday. "I wish to state that the government that I had the...
  • In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision

    In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision
    Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent light of a South African takeout food franchise. They whistled at the staffers, all of them black, tugged their clothing and pulled...
  • Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world

    Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world
    As more than 800 students celebrated their graduation from Morgan State University on Saturday, human rights activist Graca Machel urged them to use their education to transform the world into a better place. "It has been proved that education sows the...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 4-10, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Paris, French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a ceremony to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. More . . . ....
  • Pictures in the News | May 8, 2015

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where refugees gather to watch the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp that currently houses some 350,000 people. Kenya's government...
  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries. The joint police and army...