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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • 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 dedicated his life to fighting for liberty

    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....
  • Restos mortales de Nelson Mandela llegan al edificio de su capilla ardiente

    Restos mortales de Nelson Mandela llegan al edificio de su capilla ardiente
    Los restos mortales del ex presidente sudafricano Nelson Mandela llegaron a primera hora del miércoles al edificio Union Buildings de la capital del país, Pretoria, donde se abrirá la capilla ardiente del héroe anti-apartheid. Miles de personas se...
  • South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body

    South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body
    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...
  • Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Absolutes and Ambiguity in the Land of Black and White

    LONEHILL, South Africa -- Willie and Celeste van der Merwe, as descendants of the original white settlers of South Africa, were a privileged species. But as they sipped tea amid the blooming flowers on their veranda back in 1992, gazing over 25 acres of...
  • From the archives: Tutu Arrested as Turmoil Spreads

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Tens of thousands of black activists are waging a concerted protest against South Africa's white authorities in a campaign that has shaken assumptions about gradual reform and Friday brought the brief arrest of this country's...
  • From the archives: South Africa to Free 8 Black Leaders

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Frederik W. de Klerk, taking the first concrete steps toward his promise of bringing peace to this racially divided nation, announced Tuesday night that he will release unconditionally black nationalist leader...