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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • Anger as thousands miss out on seeing Nelson Mandela lying in state

    Anger as thousands miss out on seeing Nelson Mandela lying in state
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Huge queues of people waited, some of them for two days, to see the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela lying in state in Pretoria. But thousands more were turned away disappointed as viewing ended Friday....
  • Soweto Gospel Choir sings tribute to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria Woolworths

    Soweto Gospel Choir sings tribute to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria Woolworths
    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...
  • Why, the Beloved Country?

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ In early may, just a month before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils paid a visit to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and erstwhile Palestinian...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • From the archives: At Least 258 Dead in Scotland Crash of N.Y.-Bound 747

    LONDON -- A Pan American World Airways jumbo jet carrying 258 passengers and crew from London to New York crashed in a huge fireball at a village just north of the Scottish border Wednesday evening, killing everyone on board and injuring at least a...
  • Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear. The Department of Arts and Culture...
  • Oscar Pistorius indicted on murder charge; witnesses heard 'woman scream'

    PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic sprinter known as the Blade Runner, was indicted Monday on a charge of premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend. The trial was set for March 3-20....
  • Oscar Pistorius murder case prosecutors tell of screams, gunshots

    PRETORIA, South Africa — On the night South African athlete Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, neighbors allegedly heard the sound of a woman screaming. Silence followed, and then gunshots. And more screams. That's the picture...
  • Nelson Mandela home from hospital, remains 'unstable'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Sunday but will continue receiving care at home under the close supervision of doctors, and with his family nearby. The former South African president, who is 95, was...
  • South Africa judge permits televising parts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday lost a bid to prevent the live broadcast of his murder trial next week in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Under a High Court ruling Tuesday, the bulk of the...
  • Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as family members sat behind him in Pretoria’s High Court. Members of Steenkamp’s family,...