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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    The South African prosecution authority confirmed Tuesday it would file an appeal of the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month. Pistorius was absolved of the murder of his girlfriend...
  • Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius

    Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius
    Prosecutors asked Pretoria’s High Court on Tuesday for leave to appeal the jail sentence handed to South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, saying it was “shockingly light, considering that a life has been lost.” They also asked for...
  • Hartford Students Back From African Peace Trip With Life Lessons — And No Ebola

    Hartford Students Back From African Peace Trip With Life Lessons — And No Ebola
    Kindness and the power of forgiveness were among the biggest lessons that six Hartford students brought back from their recent school trip to South Africa — principles promptly put to the test upon their return to Hartford Public High School, they...
  • '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...
  • Oscar Pistorius tweets about love, pain and the meaning of life

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke his five-month-long social media silence Sunday, tweeting four quotes about suffering, love and pain. His tweets prompted...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

     Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force
    Nadine Gordimer, who died Sunday at age 90, understood the power of writing as a moral force. Not only in terms of literature (although that too) but also politically, in a country -- apartheid-era South Africa -- where such commitment carried a high...
  • Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club

    Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club
    Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation at an upscale nightclub Saturday and later insisted that a businessman accosted him aggressively, according to South African media. But the businessman, Jared Mortimer, who runs a clothing...