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Paralympian Pistorius murder trial to be conditionally televised in S. Africa – Xinhua

XinhuaJOHANNESBURG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The upcoming murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be partially broadcasted in South Africa, a high court ruled on Tuesday. Pistorius is scheduled to go on trial on charges of premeditated murder and reckless …Oscar Pistorius trial to be broadcast on TV, rules South African judgeTelegraph.co.ukPistorius case: Partial televising […]

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Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country’s beleaguered gay rights groups.Excerpts from Ugandan leader’s letter on gaysWashington PostUganda president Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay bill to jail […]

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Rwandan leader accused in killing of ex-spy chief – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The body of Rwanda’s former spy chief has been found, possibly strangled, in a hotel in South Africa, police said Thursday. Rwandan dissidents accused President Paul Kagame of ordering his assassination. The suspicious death …What Col Karegeya Said About RwandaAllAfrica.comPatrick Karegeya: Rwanda exile ‘murdered’ in JohannesburgBBC NewsOpponent of Rwanda’s Kagame Found […]

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British Airways’ Plane Clips S Africa Airport Building – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJOHANNESBURG—South African aviation authorities said Monday that four airport employees were slightly injured after a British Airways’ aircraft heading to London turned onto the wrong runway, causing it to clip a building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo …British Airways 747’s Wing Slices Into Johannesburg Building (1)BusinessweekPassenger: BA plane accident ‘bizarre’BBC NewsAnalysis: the danger was […]

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Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Preparations for Nelson Mandela’s funeral have been marred by a public spat between the South African government and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent survivors in the long anti-apartheid struggle.Tutu’s exclusion overshadows preparations for Mandela’s state funeralThe Globe and MailTutu didn’t receive credential for Mandela funeralMiamiHerald.comDesmond Tutu will […]

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Mandela signer hits back: I’m sign language champion – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a “champion” signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode …Nelson Mandela memorial ‘fake’ sign language controversy: who’s the man in …ABC OnlineInterpreter at Mandela memorial defends his work, […]

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Mandela memorial service brings raucous celebration, introspection – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG – South Africans gave the man they consider the father of their country a raucous and festive sendoff that at times was part revival and other times seemed more like a soccer match. The steady, cold rain kept many home, leaving entire …South African leader Mandela rememberedWashington PostObama Hails Mandela As “Last Great […]

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Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. Extreme levels of …South Africa, world leaders gather to honor MandelaWashington PostNelson Mandela memorial: Snipers, troops stand guardCNN InternationalObama, […]

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World leaders, singing crowds gather for Mandela memorial – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba’s Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across …Mandela memorial: Thousands gather in JohannesburgBBC NewsMourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorialHouston ChronicleNelson Mandela memorial: […]

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Lack of bitterness set Mandela apart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — For all his years of struggle, imprisonment and political leadership, it was Nelson Mandela’s capacity to embrace his former oppressors without bitterness in order to achieve a multiracial national reconciliation that stands out as his most …South Africa to Ensure ‘Successful’ Mandela Memorial ServiceVoice of AmericaObama to recall Mandela as personal and […]

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Massive crowds expected at the stadium for Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Presidents and grandchildren will join a massive throng of mourners Tuesday for a tribute to Nelson Mandela, the embodiment of this nation’s struggle for democracy and champion of human rights. On Monday, police and …Was Mandela Right to Sell Out Black South Africans?BloombergNelson Mandela: Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers […]

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South Africa bracing for Mandela memorial service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Police and the government were bracing Monday for a massive crush of mourners at a soccer stadium who will be met with high-level security measures for the heads of state attending the memorial service for Nelson …Four US Presidents to Attend Mandela MemorialVoice of AmericaForeign statesmen arrive for Mandela memorialBusinessweekLarge […]

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South Africans Embark on Day of ‘Prayer and Reflection’ for Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesJOHANNESBURG — At the start of a week of commemorations, South Africans embarked Sunday on what the authorities have called a day of prayer and reflection following the death of Nelson Mandela, gathering in places of worship, private homes and …South Africans Pray for MandelaTIMESouth Africa Begins Farewell to Nelson MandelaWall Street JournalThe […]

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S. Africa Prepares for Mandela’s Funeral – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJOHANNESBURG — South Africa will hold a period of mourning unparalleled in the nation’s history, as the world marks the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. South Africans have already made pilgrimages to his Johannesburg homes to leave …Nelson Mandela death: The man who destroyed apartheidBBC NewsUS government considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist […]

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Mandela movie smashes S.Africa box office record – DAWN.com

DAWN.comJOHANNESBURG: A film based on the life of Nelson Mandela, “Long Walk to Freedom”, has became South Africa’s all-time highest grossing picture after its opening last week, production company Videovision Entertainment said Tuesday. The British-South …Mandela movie is SA box office hitMoneyweb.co.zaMandela film smashes box office recordseNCAMandela film reigns at SA box–officeScreen AfricaNewsPoint Africaall 40 […]