| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:54 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Minutes after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that everything was fine, the guard said Friday in the double-amputee Olympic athlete's murder trial.
Pieter J. Baba,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:24 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Samantha Taylor, blond with dark eyeliner, cut a slight, nervous figure on the witness stand Friday in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Taylor, who began dating the South African Olympic athlete in 2011 at age 17, broke down...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:20 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:18 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- A broken, bullet-pierced bathroom door was introduced as evidence Wednesday in the murder trial of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius -- the same door Pistorius shot through when he killed his girlfriend last year....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- In court testimony during the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, a friend of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius offered a portrait of a young man who “loved weapons” and shouted angrily at a policeman who...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison.
The 21 defendants...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congo's M23 rebels, the latest in a succession of militias responsible for horrific attacks on civilians in the east of the country, effectively surrendered Tuesday when they announced that they were laying down their...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:09 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dressed in black against a twilight-blue background, a somber South African President Jacob Zuma appeared on television to give his countrymen the news they had long dreaded.
"My fellow South Africans," he intoned....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
This uplifting video came to my attention today and I just had to share it. Even if you're sick of choral flashmob events in stores, you're bound to find this one irresistible.
Seems that the famed Soweto Gospel Choir was planning a flashmob at a...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:17 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Theophalus Riba got up early Wednesday and hurried to participate in something momentous: He stood in line for five hours under the hot sun to see the casket of Nelson Mandela.
The last time Riba had waited in line that...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:10 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela’s coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state.
Thin crowds lined the...