Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Sep 12, 2014

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, having escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and the Olympic and Paralympic track star could face a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of ...

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Sep 12, 2014

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius — a champion athlete who beat the odds to inspire millions worldwide, or a dangerously volatile man with a penchant for guns, beautiful women and fast cars? Both versions of South Africa’s double amputee Paralympic hero were pored over in minute detail ...

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

Sep 11, 2014

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete’s girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors have ...

Zuma summons Lesotho leaders for emergency talks after army attempts coup

Sep 1, 2014

Zuma summons Lesotho leaders for emergency talks after army attempts coup

Lesotho’s political leaders were summoned by South African President Jacob Zuma for emergency talks after the military in the landlocked kingdom carried out an attempted coup. Deputy President Mothetjoa Metsing left Lesotho Sunday for talks with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and Zuma, Foreign Affairs ...

Aug 2, 2014

South Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass

Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday. The accident on a highway between Pretoria and ...

Jul 15, 2014

Strike halts Toyota's S. Africa production

Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are stopping production at South African plants as a strike in the manufacturing industry stems the supply of components. Toyota, the biggest carmaker by exports in Africa’s second-biggest economy, was to halt production of the Corolla, Hilux ...

Jul 15, 2014

Toyota, like Ford, to halt some South African output due to strike

U.S. motor company Ford has suspended production at one of its South African plants and Japanese carmaker Toyota plans to follow suit as a manufacturing workers’ strike hits suppliers of car components. The two-week-old strike by 220,000 NUMSA union members, who are seeking 12 ...

FBI probed Mandela death threats

May 31, 2014

FBI probed Mandela death threats

The FBI investigated multiple death threats against Nelson Mandela during his 1990 visit to the United States and relied on an informant for details about the antiapartheid leader’s trip, according to newly released documents. The FBI released hundreds of pages of records tied to ...