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Mandela prison declared heritage site
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

South Africa to celebrate 20th anniversary of Mandela's prison release
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

South African orphanage blaze kills 15
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

About 160 women raped per week in Congo: UN
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

Fourth World Cup ticket sale starts
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

Danish forces free 25 hostages held by Somali pirates
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

Egyptian cleric issues fatwa forbidding Muslims from Facebook
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

Zuma acknowledges paternity of lovechild
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

Attack on Togo players an attempt to discredit Africa
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

Somdev storms in SA Open quarters, to meet Ferrer
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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