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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...
Oscar Pistorius is planning to hold his own memorial service Wednesday night in Pretoria, South Africa, for girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot and killed on Valentine's Day. It is unclear exactly what Pistorius' service would consist of or how...
PRETORIA, South Africa -- In a bizarre twist to a closely watched court case, South African media Thursday reported that the lead police detective in charge of the Oscar Pistorius murder investigation is himself facing seven counts of attempted murder....
PRETORIA, South Africa -- As his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, cowered behind a locked door in a tiny bathroom, Oscar Pistorius strapped on his prosthetic legs, grabbed his pistol, strode seven yards to the door and fired through it four times, killing...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee revered in South Africa for overcoming his disability to compete in the London Games last year, wept in court Friday as he faced a murder charge in connection with the...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa's beloved former president, Nelson Mandela, was hospitalized in a Pretoria military hospital Saturday for tests. The 94-year-old Mandela, his nation's first black president, has had several health scares in...
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's elder statesman, Nelson Mandela, will spend Christmas in the hospital, with authorities announcing that doctors have no plans to discharge the former president. Mandela, 94, South Africa's first black president, has been...
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-------------------- After Mandela The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa Douglas Foster Liveright: 608 pp., $35 -------------------- What a pleasant surprise to encounter a book that actually looks beyond the surface of South...
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Los Angeles TimesThe concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
We found a delightful oasis in Pretoria called the Alpine Attitude. This boutique hotel is modern in décor, friendly, helpful. They served excellent food and went the extra mile in caring for us. Alpine Attitude, 522 Atterbury Road, Pretoria; 011-27-12-...
In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...
++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ 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...
Tags: Desmond Tutu, Racism, Russia, Gaza Strip, Heroism
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