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Pistorius in prison single room cell

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is serving his six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend in a single hospital prison cell, an official said Thursday. The disgraced paralympian is in the same cell in Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru prison he was previously incarcerated for one year. Manelisi …

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Jail looms as Pistorius to be sentenced for murder

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius could return to jail on Wednesday, when a judge is set to sentence him for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago. Pistorius was freed from prison in the South African capital Pretoria last October after serving one year …

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MTN to pay $1.7 bn Nigeria telecoms fine

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African telecoms giant MTN said Friday it would pay a $1.7 billion fine to the Nigerian government in a “full and final settlement” over its failure to disconnect unregistered mobile phone users. The Johannesburg-based company said in a statement that “MTN Nigeria has …

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UPDF welcomes back rebels from exile

UPDF’s Chief of Military Intelligence Brig. Charles Bakahumura has welcomed back two former officers that fled from Uganda in 2001 and 2005. They are Tom Mujuzi and Mike Kakooza. Tom Mujuzi, who went in exile in 2001 after he was allegedly accused of rebellion after  having been connected to Mayombo’s …

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Laffor fires Onyango’s Sundowns to South Africa title

 Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Liberian Anthony Laffor scored a hat-trick to give Mamelodi Sundowns a 3-0 win at Pretoria University Wednesday and a record-extending seventh South African Premiership title. The tall, slim 31-year-old midfielder scored after three, 20 and 59 minutes at Tuks Stadium to give the Pretoria …

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S.African President Zuma survives impeachment vote

  Cape Town, South Africa | AFP South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday easily survived an impeachment vote after a stormy session of parliament over a court ruling that he had violated the constitution. Lawmakers from Zuma’s African National Congress party rallied to his defence, defeating the motion by …

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South African Tourism mourns Mandela

By Ronald Musoke Following the death of South Africa’s most beloved citizen, former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Dec. 5, the South African Tourism Industry—the economic sector which probably benefitted most from his freedom— was left devastated. According to a statement from Thulani Nzima, the Chief Executive Officer of South …

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