More South Africa Articles

  • South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes. People picked up litter, cooked at homes for the elderly and donated food, blankets and other...

  • South Africa denies parole to apartheid killer

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The former head of a South African covert police unit that tortured and killed dozens of people during white minority rule was denied parole because the families of his victims were not consulted, the government said Thursday. Eugene de Kock, who confessed to murder and...

  • South Africa: 11 die in initiation rites

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government says 11 young men have died so far this year in botched circumcision rituals that have killed hundreds in past years. The government said in a statement Thursday that seven of the deaths in the current initiation season happened in South...

  • World Cup fuels longshot dreams for Brazil's poor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The taste of soccer glory is still fresh for Andre Rodrigues de Principe, even as his moment of fame fades and he watches friends catch the eyes of scouts and coaches. The bright-eyed 14-year-old shined in a video released last year ahead of the World Cup by FIFA,...

  • South Africa: 8 gold miners shot dead

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday searched for the killers of eight gold miners who were found shot dead at an illegal shaft on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg. Two of the bodies were found underground and the motive for the killings is unknown, the South African Press...



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