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  • Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical

    CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
  • If 'Bladerunner' killing was a mistaken-identity shooting...

     
    From the story: JOHANNESBURG -- South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, known as the "Blade Runner" for his racing prosthetics, was charged on Thursday with murdering his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria. ....Johannesburg's Talk...
  • As one Somali journalist is buried, a top poet and comedian is slain

     
    As one Somali journalist is buried, a leading poet and comedian is slain: Hours after assassinated Somali radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was buried Monday, gunmen killed one of Somalia's famous poets and radio comedians, Warsame Shire Awale,...
  • After shootings, South Africa warns mines to do more for workers

     
    The mineral resources minister of South Africa warned mining companies on Monday to do more the improve workers' lives after 34 striking platinum miners protesting for higher pay were slain last month by police....
  • ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp on political sci-fi: Society gets to me

     
    In the future-set utopia that Neill Blomkamp dreamed up for “Elysium,” the lawns are manicured and lush, the women are […]...
  • On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American

    On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American
    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...
  • 'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'

    'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'
    Four days after "Elysium" hit theaters, the science fiction movie's backers announced Tuesday that they have greenlighted director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie." Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will once again co-produce and co-finance the...
  • South African arrest warrant reportedly issued for Julius Malema

     
    Expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, is to be arrested, according to a news report: For more than a week, expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, has been predicting his own arrest, claiming South...
  • Shane Taylor rolls with punches of 'Strike Back'

    Shane Taylor rolls with punches of 'Strike Back'
    Shane Taylor left his mark on the second season of "Strike Back," but the show's stars left their marks on him, too. The British actor suffered a few hits while playing ruthless soldier-for-hire Craig Hanson in the Cinemax drama which ended its season...
  • Building A Bridge From Connecticut To South Africa

    Building A Bridge From Connecticut To South Africa
    An alumnus from South Kent School is working on creating a bridge between South Kent and a South African group. Tresor Kayumba, Class of 2009, has visited Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the past two years. Nkosi's Haven is a non-...
  • Philip Winchester explores dark side of 'Strike Back' character

    Philip Winchester explores dark side of 'Strike Back' character
    Philip Winchester's character, Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, has been wrestling some heavy demons in the new season of "Strike Back." In the season premiere, he was forced to kill one of his Special Air Service trainees. The trainee's brother, former special...