Johannesburg, Feb 11 (IANS) As part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of former South African president Nelson Mandela's walk to freedom, the Victor Verster Prison where he spent the last years of his 27-year-long imprisonment, has been declared a memorial site.
Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:56:17 PM
Cape Town, Feb 10 (IANS) South Africa will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison Thursday.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:58:06 PM
Johannesburg, Feb 9 (DPA) Fifteen people, including at least eight children, were burnt to death when a fire broke out at an orphanage in South Africa Tuesday, officials said.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 6:26:37 PM
Nairobi/Goma, Feb 9 (DPA) An estimated 160 women are being raped each week in the Democratic Republic of Congo's unstable North and South Kivu provinces, the UN said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 6:06:27 PM
Johannesburg, Feb 9 (DPA) More tickets for the football World Cup in South Africa went on sale Tuesday - with a little over four months to go to kick-off on June 11.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 3:37:43 PM
Nairobi/Copenhagen, Feb 5 (DPA) Danish special naval forces have freed 25 hostages held by pirates off the coast of Somalia, the Danish navy said Friday.
Friday, February 05, 2010 9:14:18 PM
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) A top Egyptian cleric has issued a fatwa forbidding the use of the popular social networking site Facebook, saying Muslims using such sites must be considered 'sinners'.
Friday, February 05, 2010 1:47:12 PM
Pretoria, Feb 5 (IANS) Reacting to criticism over fathering a child out of wedlock, South African President Jacob Zuma said he has performed his obligation by acknowledging the paternity of the baby.
Friday, February 05, 2010 10:14:15 AM
Johannesburg, Feb 4 (DPA) The gun attack on the Togo football team at last month's Africa Cup of Nations in Angola that left three people dead was not political, but aimed at discrediting Africa's ability to hold such events, Angola's deputy commissioner said Thursday.
Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:37:43 PM
Johannasburg, Feb 4 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman stormed into the quarterfinals of the South Africa Open tennis with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Brazalian Thiago Alves here Thursday. He now plays second seed and World No.18 David Ferrer of Spain.
Thursday, February 04, 2010 8:59:08 PM
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