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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Says Ex-Husband Nelson Mandela Still Unable to Speak

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is still in "quite ill," his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told South Africa's Sunday Independent newspaper. She dismissed speculation...

Oscar Pistorius Bail Hearing: “I was Vulnerable, I Had to Protect Myself and...

OSCAR PISTORIUS BAIL HEARING:  Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing was adjourned until Wednesday and Magistrate Desmond Nair ruled he faces premeditation in the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar...

Kenyan Internal Security Minister George Saitoti, Assistant Minister Joshua Owra Ojode Killed in Helicopter...

Kenyan Internal Security Minister George Saitoti was killed in a helicopter crash, along with Assistant Internal Security minister Joshua Owra Ojode and three others...

FREE AT LAST: Sudan ‘Apostasy’ Woman, Meriam Ibrahim, Arrives in the U.S.

FREE AT LAST: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was freed from death row for apostasy after international outrage, has arrived in the U.S....

President Obama Accepts Honorary Doctorate from University of Johannesburg

President Obama accepted an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Johannesburg, vice chancellor Ihron Rensburg announced: “It is my delight and pleasure to...

Lynne Brown Appointed South Africa’s First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister

South African President Jacob Zuma appoints Lynne Brown as theh public enterprises minister, making her the country's first openly gay cabinet minister. This is big...

Oscar Pistorius: Nike Ad “I am the Bullet in the Chamber” Taken Down After...

A Nike ad featuring Oscar Pistorius with the phrase “I am the bullet in the chamber,” has been taken down from Oscar Pistorius' website in...

Tuareg Rebels Expelling Black Residents from Northern Mali City of Kidal

Tuareg rebels are expelling black residents from the northern Mali city of Kidal. The lighter-skinned Tuareg ethnic group currently rule the city. Mali has historically...

Text Messages Between Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp Show Jealousy

#OscarPistorius:  Text messages between Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp showed rage fueled by jealousy. The text messages were read in court...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized in South Africa for “Medical Attention”

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, hospitalized for "medical attention."  He is reportedly hospitalized for medical tests. No word on what type of...

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