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South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday.
A South African opposition lawmaker wanted to get a point across to the deputy president during a parliamentary debate. So he raised his middle finger in a gesture widely recognized as obscene.
A Nigerian televangelist whose exuberant followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now under scrutiny after one of his buildings collapsed, killing at least 70 people.
Human rights lawyers on Tuesday pressed South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted.
A group of Nobel peace laureates has appealed to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month.
Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants and other species are under extreme threat.
A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an intruder in a bathroom in th...
During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Stee...
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. On Thursday, however, she'll deliver a judgment that brings her to the forefront.