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 ...

Apr 25, 2014

South African police capture fugitive Lesotho cannibal

South African police have captured a 27-year-old prison escapee from Lesotho who has confessed to multiple murders and cannibalism, after a two year cross-border manhunt involving Interpol. Makhele Scott admitted to killing and eating two people in Lesotho in 2012, but escaped from Maseru ...

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Apr 17, 2014

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete’s shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned. With Pistorius now back watching the proceedings from a ...

Prosecutor calls Pistorius' version 'impossible'

Apr 11, 2014

Prosecutor calls Pistorius' version 'impossible'

In a pummeling cross-examination the prosecution called Oscar Pistorius’ account of killing his girlfriend “impossible” on Thursday, zeroing in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his testimony. “Your version is so improbable that nobody would ever think it’s reasonably, possibly true — it’s ...