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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa’s presidency for the first time Saturday confirmed the seriousness of Nelson Mandela’s illness -- pneumonia -- as the former president prepared to spend a fourth night in the hospital. South...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela was readmitted to a hospital after a worrying recurrence of the lung infection he suffered in December, the South African presidency announced Thursday. It was the third time Mandela, known affectionately...
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africans heaved a sigh of relief as their beloved anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, was sent home from the hospital. The office of President Jacob Zuma said Mandela would continue to get medical treatment at his home in the...
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Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
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World NowSouth African outrage after 34 platinum miners shot dead by police at Lonmin platinum mine: South African police officials Friday confirmed that 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine were killed when police opened fire Thursday, and 78 more...
World NowThe 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....
World NowExpelled 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...
World NowAs 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,...
World NowSouth African police opened fire Thursday on striking mine workers at a Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine northwest of Johannesburg, killing at least seven protesters, according to media reports....
World Now26 fruit pickers die when truck hit by coal train in South Africa: Early Friday morning, 26 South African fruit pickers died when a coal train sliced into a truck carrying around 45 workers at a rural railway crossing when the truck driver apparently...
World NowA disgraced former police chief of South Africa and Interpol boss serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption was released Friday on medical parole, with officials insisting he didn’t get preferential treatment. Correctional Services Minister...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86. Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's...
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