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South Africa

  1. foreign interests
    How Will International Court of Justice’s Genocide-Case Ruling Impact Israel?The court stopped short of calling for a cease-fire in the conflict in Gaza, as requested by South Africa, which brought the case.
  2. rip
    Desmond Tutu, Human-Rights Activist, Dies at 90Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, President Obama, and more paid tribute to the South African icon on Sunday, December 26.
  3. covid-19
    What We Do and Don’t Know About the Omicron VariantThe variant is now the most common strain in the U.S. and appears well on its way to becoming dominant worldwide.
  4. omicron variant
    South Africa’s Omicron Wave Looks Like It’s Already Peaking. Why?Virologist Trevor Bedford helps make sense of what is happening with the new variant in South Africa, and what it might mean for other countries.
  5. just asking questions
    The Cautious Case for Omicron OptimismDr. Monica Gandhi says there’s reason to trust preliminary reports of mild illness from the new variant.
  6. encounter
    Talking With Lana Marks, Who’s Ready to Ditch Palm Beach for PretoriaTrump’s nominee for ambassador to South Africa wowed the president by throwing the perfect Mar-a-Lago wedding.
  7. trump tweets
    Trump Echoes Neo-Nazi Propaganda About South Africa (That He Heard on Fox News)Data show there is no “large scale” killing of white farmers in South Africa. But the alt-right, neo-Nazis – and now, the U.S. president – disagree.
  8. oscar pistorius
    Oscar Pistorius Is Out of Prison and Under House Arrest in a Huge MansionThe South African Olympic athlete will complete his sentence for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his uncle’s house in Pretoria. 
  9. crimes and misdemeanors
    Pistorius Could Be Out of Prison in 10 MonthsThe law only requires him to serve one sixth of his term.
  10. crimes and misdemeanors
    Doctors Say Oscar Pistorius Knew Right From Wrong When He Killed Girlfriend The Olympian’s murder trial was paused after a psychiatrist testified that he had an anxiety disorder.
  11. crimes and misdemeanors
    Pistorius to Undergo Mental Health EvaluationThe Olympian’s lengthy murder trial to drag on even longer.
  12. weird things
    Fake Sign-Language Interpreter From Mandela Memorial Resurfaces in Strange AdA company pulled Thamsanqa Jantjie out of a psychiatric hospital to film it.
  13. crimes and misdemeanors
    Oscar Pistorius Insists He Did Not Fire at the Woman He Shot Multiple TimesThe Olympian’s testimony is still going and still intense.
  14. crimes and misdemeanors
    Oscar Pistorius Will Sell His House to Cover Legal FeesAccording to his lawyer, the Olympian “cannot contemplate ever returning to live there again.”
  15. crime and punishment
    How Oscar Pistorius Might Avoid Prison South Africa’s legal system is quite different from America’s.
  16. r.i.p.
    Nelson Mandela Buried in HometownA village called Qunu.
  17. huge mistakes
    Mandela Memorial’s Fake-Sign-Language Guy Has a Violent, Criminal Past Thamsanqa Jantjie has been accused of rape and murder, among other things.
  18. Fake-Sign-Language Guy: I Was Hallucinating“I was in a very difficult position.”
  19. south africa
    Man Does Fake Sign Language at Mandela MemorialDeaf people notice these things. 
  20. international affairs
    President Obama Visited Nelson Mandela’s FamilyHe will not see Mandela himself, who remains in critical condition.
  21. international news
    Nelson Mandela Is in Critical ConditionJust when his health was said to be improving.
  22. get well soon
    Nelson Mandela Is Back in the HospitalAnother health scare for the former South African president.
  23. get well soon
    Nelson Mandela Is Out of the Hospital After the latest in a string of health scares.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    Oscar Pistorius’s Brother Also Facing Homicide Trial He killed a motorcyclist in a 2008 traffic accident.
  25. crimes and misdemeanors
    Lead Pistorius Investigator Taken Off ‘Long Haul’ CaseReplaced by the top police detective.
  26. crimes and misdemeanors
    Pistorius Detective Faces His Own Attempted Murder ChargesAccused of shooting up a van while drunk.
  27. crimes and misdemeanors
    The Case Against Oscar Pistorius Grows Stronger [Updated]Police found a bloody cricket bat in the athlete’s home.
  28. secretary of awesome
    Now We Know What Kind of Dancer Hillary Clinton IsA pretty decent one!
  29. terror plots
    Iraq Claims to Have Uncovered Al Qaeda Plot Targeting World CupSaudi officer detained for plotting a “terrorist act.”
  30. intel
    America’s Mayor and South Africa’s Police Chief? You can’t take Rudy Giuliani anywhere these days. He merely visited Johannesburg in June to speak at a conference, and he commented that crime there could be reduced by 60 percent if the city were run like a business. Since then, the South African city has been abuzz with rumors that the mayor who transformed urban policing in the United States is set to oversee security when Johannesburg hosts the 2010 World Cup — or maybe even to take over policing the city. (According to one local commentator, Bill Bratton, the former NYPD commissioner now running L.A.’s force, turned down the job — and a seven-figure salary — in the late nineties.) But it’s all just wishful thinking, says Giuliani spokesman Sunny Mindel. “Mr. Giuliani spoke in general terms about how to turn around an urban center,” she says, noting that Joburg mayor Amos Masondo has never formally offered Giuliani any job. And the soccer people say his intervention isn’t necessary, anyway. “We are certain that South Africa’s authorities have the necessary resources to face the task of providing security and safety for World Cup 2010,” says their top flack. Mayor Masondo, remaining coy, declined to comment. — Nadine Rubin