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  • 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,...
  • 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

    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 verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'
    JOHANNESBURG -- Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans

    Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans
    Evasive, negligent, unreasonable, hasty and at times a dishonest witness. Oscar Pistorius is all those things, but he is not a murderer, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Thursday. Pistorius crumpled, sobbing, his shoulders shaking uncontrollably after...
  • Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, could face jail time

    Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, could face jail time
    Oscar Pistorius on Friday was convicted of culpable homicide by a South African judge who found him negligent in firing four gunshots into a locked toilet cubicle in his home last year, killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who was acquitted of...