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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    May 20, 2014 3:31 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a state institution on Monday. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Tuesday that the double-amputee athlete's murder trial will be postponed until June 30 while he is observed as an outpatient... more »
  • South Africans pay tribute to Mandela

    December 6, 2013 5:27 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe. In a church service Friday, retired archbishop Desmond Tutu said the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black... 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 »
  • Lawmakers support $257M deal for Sasol fuel plant

    August 15, 2013 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have reversed course and backed a $257 million agreement with a South African energy company to build a multibillion-dollar fuel plant in southwest Louisiana. A week after delaying a vote, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget agreed to the contract with Sasol Ltd. without objection.... more »
  • South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

    June 27, 2013 7:34 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The office of the South African president says Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight, and his condition remains critical but is now stable. President Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement Thursday that he received the update from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at... more »
  • Mandela in hospital with lung infection

    March 28, 2013 8:22 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela is responding "positively" to treatments after being admitted to a hospital with a lung infection. The office of President Jacob Zuma says in a statement that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on... more »
  • Pistorius' lawyers appeal bail conditions

    March 11, 2013 9:50 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian, who was charged with murdering his girlfriend. The lawyers argue that evidence showed that the double-amputee athlete is not a flight risk and should have the option of... more »
  • S. Africa: former Pistorius detective quits force

    March 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South African police say the former lead detective in the investigation of the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has resigned from the police force. Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha voluntarily applied to leave the service. Botha made several procedural errors in his role... more »
  • Testosterone, needles found in Pistorius' bedroom

    February 20, 2013 7:16 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - South African police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in the bedroom of Oscar Pistorius, but his defense lawyer says it was an "herbal remedy" and not a banned substance. A detective made the revelation in a bail hearing Wednesday after Pistorius was... more »
  • Pistorius says no intentions to kill girlfriend

    February 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The double amputee said in an affidavit read by his lawyer at his bail hearing Tuesday that he felt vulnerable because he did not have on his prosthetic legs when... more »
  • Girlfriend's mom: Why did he do this?

    February 18, 2013 7:41 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The mother of the model shot dead at Oscar Pistorius' house says the family wants answers following her Valentine's Day killing. June Steenkamp was quoted by the Times newspaper in South Africa in a front page interview Monday asking: "Why my little girl? ... Why did he do... more »
  • Pistorius statement disputes he committed murder

    February 15, 2013 7:53 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A statement from the family of Oscar Pistorius and his management says they dispute the claim that he murdered his girlfriend "in the strongest terms." The statement was issued Friday after the double-amputee Olympian wept in court when prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of... more »
  • Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend

    February 14, 2013 7:40 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa. Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in... more »
  • South Africa: Mandela in good spirits in hospital

    December 26, 2012 7:01 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela, who has been in a hospital since Dec. 8, is looking better and in good spirits. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Wednesday that 94-year-old Mandela's condition "remains as it was yesterday." President Jacob Zuma had joined Mandela's wife,... more »
  • African company to study building refinery in La.

    September 13, 2011 1:14 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. - A South African energy company has picked a site in southwest Louisiana as a possible location a multibillion dollar refinery to convert natural gas to diesel and other products. Johannesburg-based Sasol Ltd. announced Tuesday that it will study the feasibility of building a "gas-to-liquids complex" in... more »
  • St. Joseph Academy students work in South Africa

    June 28, 2011 1:01 PM

    Instructor John Richardson and student Margeaux Marks from St. Joseph's Academy stop by 2une In to talk about their project to bring internet and new computers to students in South Africa. more »

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