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Mandela's African National Congress Party Suffers Worst Setback Since Apartheid Ended
South Africa’s ruling party is suffering its worst electoral setback since it ended apartheid under Nelson Mandela more than two decades ago. Voters are expressing discontent over the country's unemployment rate and recent corruption scandals. As of Friday afternoon, with more than 99 percent of
40th Anniversary of Anti-Apartheid Soweto Uprising in South Africa
South Africans today marked the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, when the streets of the township south-west of Johannesburg were stained with blood in one of the country’s most notable anti-apartheid uprisings. Thousands sang and danced at Orlando Stadium in Soweto today, where South
South Africa's Chief Prosecutor to Appeal Ruling on Zuma Corruption Charges
South Africa’s chief prosecutor said today he will appeal a court ruling ordering his office to reconsider reinstating 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma . “I have decided to apply leave to appeal against the judgment of the full bench of the Pretoria High ourt,” National
Oscar Pistorius' Family Cites 'Self Harming Behavior' After Club Altercation
Oscar Pistorius ' family said today that going to a nightclub where he got into an altercation in the middle of his murder trial was "unwise" and worried that the paralymian known as the Blade Runner was increasingly involved in "self-harming behavior." Pistorius' uncle, Leo Pistorius, issued the
5 International Stories You'll Care About This Week
From worries about what Russia’s Victory Day could mean for Ukraine to the latest challenge for the “vertical running” set, here’s a look at some of the most interesting stories coming up around the world this week. Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Goes Back to Court...
Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro Shake Hands at Nelson Mandela Memorial
President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Obama stopped to shake Castro's hand as he was walking to the podium to pay tribute to Mandela. The handshake comes amid a frosty relationship between the two
Nelson Mandela's Family: 'Madiba Is at Home With Great Friends'
The outpouring of condolences from across the world for Nelson Mandela shows that the anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African president was a "global citizen," and he now "is at home with great friends," a spokesman for the family said in the first statement from the human rights
Nelson Mandela Mourners Outside Home Celebrate His Life
Despite the profound sense of sadness that has fallen over South Africa with the passing of their former president Nelson Mandela , mourners said it was also a time to celebrate the achievements of the anti-apartheid leader who emerged from prison to become South Africa's first black president.
Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital: South Africa Officials
Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a Pretoria hospital Sunday morning, South Africa President Jacob Zuma said in a statement. Mandela, 95, remains in critical condition and at times "unstable." His doctors are "convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive care at his Houghton