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Stories about South Africa

21 October 2014

A Just Sentence? Too Lenient? Oscar Pistorius Given 5 Years in Prison

The South African athlete's culpable murder conviction for the death of Reeva Steenkamp came on the heels of a 77-year sentence handed down to a rhino poacher in July.

12 September 2014

Oscar Pistorius’ Verdict Ends the Biggest Social Media Event in South African History

According to Data Drive Insights, the trial is the biggest social media event in South Africa's history, producing an estimated 3.5 million tweets since Reeva Steenkamp's murder in February 2013.

24 July 2014

5 Modern African Thinkers on Identity, Language and Regionalism

Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

22 April 2014

‘Vote No’ Campaign Urges South Africans to Shun Big Political Parties

A group of politicians launched "Wake Up! We Are Fed up!" on April 15, 2014 ahead of elections in May.

8 March 2014

Is South Africa a ‘Failed Country'? Alan Dershorwitz Thinks So

American lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershorwitz has angered South Africans by describing their country as ‘a failed state’ in an interview with Piers Morgan.

5 February 2014

8 Irresistible Food Blogs From Sub-Saharan Africa

Looking for a new recipe? Take a look at this sample of eight outstanding food blogs in Africa.

15 December 2013

The Fake Interpreter at Mandela's Memorial Service

The Mandela memorial sign-language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, didn’t use any known sign language. He is now known all over the world as the "Fake Interpreter".

12 December 2013

Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"

6 December 2013

17 Pieces of Wisdom from Nelson Mandela that Everyone Needs to Read

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to speak to the world through Twitter users who have reacted to the news of his death by sharing his memorable quotes.

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