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SA must condemn Uganda gay law – SAHRC – News24

News24Explore the vibrant restaurants, bars and cultural life of Johannesburg before heading off for… Now R251.00 buy now. Johannesburg – South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on …Diplomatic pressure did not stop an absurd lawThe EconomistUganda slapped with aid cuts over anti-gay lawBusinessweekUganda Shrugs Off […]

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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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Desmond Tutu condemns Uganda’s proposed new anti-gay law – The Guardian

The GuardianIn condemning Uganda’s proposed new law, Desmond Tutu again equated discrimination against gay people with the the horrors of Nazi Germany and apartheid-era South Africa. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has condemned …Desmond Tutu urges Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni not to sign Anti-Homosexuality …The IndependentTutu urges Uganda’s Museveni against anti-gay billWashington PostDesmond Tutu warns […]

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South African rescuers try to reach over 200 illegal miners – Reuters

ReutersBENONI, South Africa (Reuters) – South African rescuers were trying to reach more than 200 illegal miners reported trapped underground in an abandoned gold shaft in a suburb just east of Johannesburg on Sunday, an emergency services spokesman said.Scores of SA miners feared trappedBBC NewsSouth Africa: dozens of illegal miners trappedWashington Post200 miners trapped underground […]

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Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston is – Houston Chronicle

Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston isHouston ChronicleThe mayor is accompanied by state Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), City Councilman Jack Christie and officials from Houston-area companies ranging from energy and aviation to real estate and international trade and investments. The trip culminates in … …read more Source: Houston News From Google

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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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Scientists Film African Tigerfish Preying On Birds In South Africa’s Schroda Dam – International Business Times

International Business TimesAvivorous behavioral strategies adopted by Hydrocynus vittatus in the Schroda Dam man-made lake. Journal of Fish Biology/onlinelibrary.wiley.com. While it’s well established that aquatic animals such as sharks and certain bass prey on birds that are …African tigerfish catch swallows in flightBBC NewsResearchers Capture Footage of African Tigerfish Grabbing Bird in FlightNews Tonight AfricaTigerfish […]

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South Sudan peace negotiations stall over agenda – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPRETORIA, South Africa — Face-to-face peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan were stalled Saturday, government officials and rebel delegations said, dashing hopes of a swift end to the bloodshed. Representatives of President Salva Kiir’s …Official: Rivals in South Sudan to start face-to-face talksCNNSouth Sudan ceasefire talks openBBC NewsUPDATE 2-South Sudan rivals […]

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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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Justine Sacco Racist AIDS Tweet Leads To #HasJustineLandedYet On Twitter

Justine Sacco is in big trouble, both with her employer IAC, which owns OKCupid, and with the Twitterverse. Ms. Sacco issued a Twitter tweet that was racist and offensive to Africa and Africans, and it got spread around like wildfire. It happened while she was on a flight from London to CapeTown South Africa, where […]

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Goodbye Madiba: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in hometown in Qunu – Indian Express

Indian ExpressMandela Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela, left, watches as military soldiers stand at attention over former South African President Madela’s casket before his burial in his home village of Qunu. (AP photo) …Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South AfricaLos Angeles TimesNelson Mandela: An opportunity to reflect on his legacyBBC […]

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Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending journey that transformed South Africa – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday, marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed South Africa. Under the scorching sun, a military escort accompanied his coffin …South Africa Buries MandelaTIMEMandela laid to rest at family homeTelegraph.co.ukSouth Africans Mourn as […]

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With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Mandela – Reuters

ReutersQUNU, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central …S. African interpreter says he never murdered, raped anyoneUSA TODAYNelson Mandela to be buried […]

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South Africa Looks Into Claims of Interpreter’s Criminal Past – New York Times

New York TimesQUNU, South Africa — The South African government said on Friday that it was looking into news media reports that the man hired to provide deaf interpretation at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service had once been accused of murder and other serious …Mandela’s ‘long walk’ nears its endAFPMandela’s Casket Being Flown to HometownVoice of […]

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Report: S. African interpreter accused of murder in 2003 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe South African government says it is investigating the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, according to the Associated Press. Here’s what we know about the situation involving Thamsanqa Jantjie: 1) Citing court documents, …Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other …Washington PostSouth Africa keeps media at […]

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S Africa investigates ‘fake signer’ security checks – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africa’s deputy disability minister says the government is investigating how a man who faked sign language at the Mandela memorial was given security clearance. Thamsanqa Dyantyi, who stood alongside national and international leaders at the …Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself championCNNInterpreter at Mandela memorial stands by his performanceCNN InternationalSign language interpreter […]

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Mandela memorial: From ‘rainbow nation’ to ‘rain boo nation’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Jacob Zuma’s booing at the Nelson Mandela memorial is a topical issue here in South Africa, with local media leading with headlines such as “Rain boo nation”. Calling this the “beginning of the end” of Mr Zuma’s presidency would be overstating it …Thousands of South Africans Bid Emotional Goodbye to Mandela (1)BusinessweekTens of […]

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‘We became a friend of the nation’ – Mandela’s impact on SA’s police – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africa’s former police commissioner has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela’s contribution in helping to rebuild the country’s police force. George Fivaz was appointed by Mr Mandela to transform the police from enforcers of apartheid to a service for …Mandela’s Youthful Rebellion Ends in Spirit of ForgivenessVoice of AmericaNelson Mandela lies in statePakistan Daily […]

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Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter branded ‘fake’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe sign language interpreter used at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was being called a “fake” by the Deaf Federation of South Africa. Please get RID of this CLOWN interpreter,please! pic.twitter.com/ziAZ4KBFNZ. — Bruno Peter Druchen …Mandela memorial: Outcry over ‘inept’ sign interpreterBBC NewsNelson Mandela memorial interpreter ‘was a fake’Telegraph.co.ukSign-Language Interpreter at Mandela’s Memorial […]

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South Africans Celebrate First Black President, but Boo the Current One – TIME

TIMEThousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was roundly jeered. By Alex Perry / Qunu, South Africa …Body of Nelson Mandela Lies in State in PretoriaNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s body lying in state […]

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President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, at 1:31 South Africa Standard Time (SAST). 1:31 P.M. SAST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]