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Oscar Pistorius gets into fight in Johannesburg nightclub

Aislinn Laing Oscar Pistorius got into a fight in a nightclub on Saturday evening with a man who "aggressively engaged" him about the case.

British Airways 747's wing slices into Johannesburg terminal building

A new Airbus A380 aircraft operated by British Airways (BA)

A British Airways jumbo jet carrying 202 passengers and crew sliced into an office building at Johannesburg's main airport after following the wrong taxiway prior to takeoff for London, injuring four...

Rwandan ex-spy chief murdered in Johannesburg hotel room

The Johannesburg hotel where Patrick Karegeya was found dead.

Helen Nyambura-Mwaura Exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief found murdered in a killing a Rwandan opposition party blamed on the country's government.

Police use stun grenades at Johannesburg election rally

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma's ruling African National Congress

South Africa's heated election campaign escalated into violence on Wednesday, forcing Johannesburg police to fire rubber bullets and stun grenades to separate armed supporters of the ruling ANC from...

Robert Mugabe seeks China aid after being shunned by Obama

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe meets his counterpart Xi Jinping in China on Monday after being invited to visit, weeks after he was snubbed by US President Barack Obama at a summit of African...

South African MP resigns after degree questioned

Resigned: Former South African minister and anti-apartheid activist Pallo Jordan.

Norimitsu Onishi Pallo Jordan, a veteran anti-apartheid activist and leading intellectual in South Africa, quits a week after a newspaper reported that he had lied about his academic credentials.

Judge sets date for verdict on Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius in court on Friday.

Erin Conway-Smith in Pretoria The lengthy murder trial of Oscar Pistorius drew to a close yesterday (Friday) with an impassioned plea from the Paralympic champion's lawyer and a date of Sept 11 set for the verdict.

Oscar Pistorius trapped in a 'snowball of lies', court hears

Oscar Pistorius in court during the presentation of final arguments.

Erin Conway-Smith Oscar Pistorius was a "deceitful" and "appalling" witness who became trapped in a "snowball of lies", the prosecution said during the first day of closing arguments in the Paralympian's murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius evidence to be put to test by Judge Thokozile Masipa

Prosecutors will be first to deliver arguments and field questions from the judge overseeing the trial of Oscar Pistorius when it resumes on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius forced to sell house where girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was killed

Oscar Pistorius, puts his hand to his face while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, during his trial in March.

Robyn Dixon South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has sold his home in an upscale gated community for $450,000, a sharp cut in the $620,000...

Extremists in deadly attack on Nigerian village

A screen grab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows leader Abubakar Shekau.

Robyn Dixon Nigerian militants have attacked a village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media.

'Anonymous' strikes Kenya defence ministry's Twitter account

Twitter has reported lackluster growth in recent months.

Robyn Dixon Hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of Kenya's Ministry of Defence and its spokesman, sending out tweets Sunday and Monday about corruption and starving children.

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes South Africa

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has hit South Africa, shaking buildings in the financial capital of Johannesburg.

Oscar Pistorius drunk before nightclub fight, partygoers claim

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Aislinn Laing Oscar Pistorius drank tequila shots, socialised with a known violent offender and had scantily-clad women sitting on his knee before the fight that led to him leaving a nightclub, it has been claimed.

'Lonely' Oscar Pistorius 'unwise' to visit nightclub before row: family

Oscar Pistorius is experiencing an 'escalating sense of loneliness and alienation,' according to a statement from his family.

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius's visit to a nightclub while on a charge of murdering his girlfriend was "unwise", his family admitted after the sprinter was involved in a drunken brawl.

Pistorius trial set to resume after psychiatric tests

Oscar Pistorius' murder trial resumes on Monday.

Christopher Torchia The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumes on Monday after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete.

Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend: psychiatric report

Cleared of a mental disorder: Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria High Court on June 30.

Robyn Dixon As the trial resumes, a psychiatric report says there was no mental disorder affecting the Olympian's understanding of right and wrong on Valentine's Day last year.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes after mental assessment

Oscar Pistorius, puts his hand to his face while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, during his trial in March.

Andre Janse van Vuuren Oscar Pistorius's murder trial resumed on Monday after the end of a 30-day psychiatric evaluation to determine if he can be held criminally responsible for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius lawyers slam leaked Channel 7 footage

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Morag MacKinnon Footage aired of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "obtained illegaly" say lawyers for the athlete..