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  • Steenkamp relative gives tearful testimony at Pistorius hearing

    Steenkamp relative gives tearful testimony at Pistorius hearing
    A cousin of Reeva Steenkamp broke down at the sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius as she recounted hearing on her car radio that the athlete had killed his girlfriend. Proceedings at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, were...
  • Witness: Give Oscar Pistorius house arrest for killing girlfriend

    Witness: Give Oscar Pistorius house arrest for killing girlfriend
    South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said Monday at the first day of the athlete's sentencing. The 27-year-old Paralympic...
  • Oscar Pistorius back in court Monday for sentence

    Oscar Pistorius back in court Monday for sentence
    Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man. After a six-month, on-off trial that...
  • A 'Flute' from Africa renews Mozart's musical magic

    A 'Flute' from Africa renews Mozart's musical magic
    The Isango Ensemble, one of the world's most unusual, interesting and important theater and opera companies, doesn't distinguish between African theater and European opera. Nor does the company from Cape Town, South Africa, acknowledge barriers between...
  • Man pleads not guilty in South African 'honeymoon murder'

    Man pleads not guilty in South African 'honeymoon murder'
    A British man pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, denying claims he hired a hit man to kill her in a faked 2010 car hijacking in a township outside Cape Town. In a high-profile case that has enthralled the...
  • Africa is more than disease and terrorism, says African Union leader

    When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...
  • Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says

    Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a nightclub while still on trial for murder was "unwise" but it was done because the 27-year-old is "lonely and alienated", his family said Wednesday. Pistorius was...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
  • Judge Gold felled by heart attack

    Judge Gold felled by heart attack
    Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold suffered a heart attack while on vacation in South Africa earlier this month, according to his wife, Barbara Heyer, an attorney. Heyer, who is with Gold in Pretoria, filed for an extension in a case she is handling in a...
  • Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub altercation

    Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub altercation
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defense in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said...
  • 'Lost and Found in Johannesburg' maps the growth of a writer and nation

    A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure. As a correspondent in Africa, years before one could follow a path rendered by MapQuest or Google Earth, I came to love and rely on those hand-stenciled city maps in the Lonely Planet guidebook...