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  • Ne-Yo, Mary Mary added Essence Festival Durban's lineup

    September 23, 2016 4:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The inaugural Essence Festival Durban in South Africa has added Grammy Award-winning singer Ne-Yo and gospel duo Mary Mary to its lineup. Organizers Friday announced those additions as well as Wizkid, Riky Rick, AKA and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the Nov. 8-13 event being held at the... more »
  • South African appeals court convicts Pistorius of murder

    December 3, 2015 4:14 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- A South African appeals court has convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting his girlfriend to death in 2013. Justice Lorimer Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge... more »
  • South Africa's ambassador to visit Southern University

    November 18, 2015 4:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- South Africa's ambassador to the United States, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, will visit Southern University in Baton Rouge this week. The event is scheduled Thursday at 11 a.m. in the atrium of Rodney Higgins Hall at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs on the Baton... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius to be released from jail on Oct. 20

    October 15, 2015 10:19 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- South Africa's Department of Corrections says a parole board has decided that Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison and moved to house arrest on Tuesday. The parole board made the decision Thursday after an initial decision to release the double-amputee runner in August was canceled. The Olympic runner... more »
  • Hitachi to pay fine for bribery

    September 28, 2015 8:48 PM

    WASHINGTON- Hitachi Ltd. made a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over improper payments it made to South Africa's ruling party to win contracts to build power plants. The SEC says Hitachi paid $6 million to a front company for the African National Congress, South Africa's ruling party.... more »
  • South African media report tourist killed in lion attack

    June 1, 2015 11:37 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - A wildlife park in South Africa confirms that an American woman was killed there today by a lion. It happened at the Lion Park, a popular tourist destination where people can drive through large enclosures as lions roam freely. A park official, Scott Simpson, says the woman... more »
  • Pistorius lawyers fail in attempt to stop appeal

    March 13, 2015 4:18 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction. Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday dismissed an application by Pistorius' lawyers to challenge the appeal by prosecutors, who want Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of... more »
  • Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, negligent killing Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:57 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
  • Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt... more »
  • Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

    August 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »
  • Nelson Mandela dies at 95

    December 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first democratically-elected president and a colossal figure in global politics, has died at the age of 95. South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, made the announcement today, saying "we've lost our greatest son." President Barack Obama also issued a statement Thursday evening... more »

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