South Africa

Ex-Congressman Mel Reynolds Returns From AfricaFormer U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is back in Chicago and explaining in his own words how he was jailed in Zimbabwe.
Stevenson University Students Robbed In South Africa Officials at a Maryland university say 30 students on a trip to South Africa will return home early after they were robbed at gunpoint on a tour bus.
Former Dem Rep Says He Is Being Pursued By A Secret Zimbabwean Death SquadFormer U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he is in hiding in South Africa following his deportation from Zimbabwe because he believes his life is in danger.
Pistorius Trial: Witness Heard Screams, Then ShotsWitness says she heard a women's screams before four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympic athlete killed his girlfriend.
Kerry Compares Anti-Gay Movement To Nazi Germany's Crackdown On JewsTroubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as a threat to human rights.
Pistorius Says He Mourns For Girlfriend He KilledOn anniversary of fatal shooting, Oscar Pistorius says he is consumed by grief.
African Women Artists Featured at Anacostia Museum The African bead art of ndwango from a South African all-women artists' community is being showcased at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.
Jimmy Carter: Obama-Castro Handshake 'Was Something Significant'President Obama is among many dignitaries to speak at the memorial service.
As Student, Obama Drew Inspiration From Mandela The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation's first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Norton, Cummings to Attend Mandela Memorial in South AfricaCongressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia will be part of the Congressional delegation attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa.
2014 World Cup Noisemakers Quieter Than Vuvuzelas The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola, is said to make about the same noise as a normal conversation.
'He Belongs To The Ages': Mandela Mourned The World OverIn nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
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