South Africa

Shrien Dewani pleads not guilty at honeymoon murder trial in South Africa

Lawrence Bartlett British millionaire Shrien Dewani on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering his young bride while on honeymoon in Cape Town as his long-awaited trial got under way.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial verdict: live coverage from South Africa

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Lisa Davies Oscar Pistorius is preparing to face a South African court for judgement in his murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius trial ends, but the debate in South Africa may be just beginning

Sarah Lyall and Alan Cowell The murder trial of the Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius lurched to a close on Friday when he was convicted of culpable homicide in the shooting death last year of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

South Africa's fraught racial history to take front seat for Oscar Pistorius trial

File: In this Friday, May 9, 2014 file photo Judge Thokozile Masipa, to right of door in red cape, and her advocates examine the bullet-riddled toilet door up close during expert forensics evidence being given at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge  Masipa is expected to announce her verdict after summing up Thursday and Friday  in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool, File)

Lisa Davies Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa this week will reveal her verdicts in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

South Africa declines Dalai Lama visa

South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and blocked the Dalai Lama's visa.

David Blair South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and declined to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, forcing him to cancel his attendance at a gathering of Nobel laureates in Cape Town.

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes South Africa

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

South Africa to evacuate hundreds of rhinos

Endangered: A white rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhino from Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reach.

Oscar Pistorius 'cried himself to sleep' in cell

Concerns for Pistorius's mental health (Thumbnail)

Erin Conway-Smith Oscar Pistorius sobbed himself to sleep on his first night in prison and is in a state of shock over his incarceration, a South African newspaper has reported.

A farewell like nothing seen in South Africa

Tributes and flowers accumulate at the base of a statue of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London December 6, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died peacefully at home in Johannesburg at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY SOCIETY)

Aislinn Laing South Africa will say goodbye to Nelson Mandela over 10 days of mourning culminating in a state funeral likely to be attended by world leaders including Barack Obama and Pope Francis.

Nelson Mandela dead: South Africa in mourning as Jacob Zuma confirms news

Nelson Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the news that Nelson Mandela has died.

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Long walk still ahead for new South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma holds up a banknote bearing the face of former president Nelson Mandela.

Nick Miller Yet another easy-listening ode to Nelson Mandela fades out on the radio and it's time for the ads.

South Africa prepares to bring Mandela home

Mandela burial scene

Nick Miller Mandela remembered Qunu, where he will be buried, as "a beautiful country" that was "green even in winter".

Rwanda opposition urges South Africa to protect dissidents

Murdered: Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda's former spy chief who became an opposition campaigner.

Kevin Crowley The killing of a former spy chief in Johannesburg has shocked critics of Rwanda's government.

South Africa's opposition targets ANC vote with black candidate

Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele (L) hugs opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Helen Zille at a news conference in Cape Town. Ms Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the DA in this year's South African election.

Amogelang Mbatha South Africa's main opposition party chooses Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress's grip on power.

New gay rights party to stand in South Africa

A woman holds her hands up during the Durban Pride parade where several hundred people marched through the Durban city centre in support of gay rights, July 30, 2011.

A new party that will defend gays and lesbians against violence and persecution will stand in South Africa's elections this year.

Duduzane Zuma investigated over fatal crash in South Africa: reports

Jacob Zuma

Police are investigating a son of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma for manslaughter after a woman died in an accident involving his sports car, media reports said Sunday.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial starts in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 20, 2013.

Lisa Davies The dashing Olympic hero's murder trial - touted as the "trial of the century" - is underway in a drab Pretoria courtroom.

Seven Network's Chris Reason, Rob Brown robbed at knifepoint in South Africa

SHD Diary, Annette Sharp, Mar 12. Lisa Wilkinson and Chris Reason on the set of Weekend Sunrise. Supplied by Seven Netowrk PR.

Lisa Davies Pretoria: Senior Seven Network journalist Chris Reason and cameraman Rob Brown feel lucky to have escaped without injury after being robbed at knife point on the streets of South Africa this week.

Oscar Pistorius trial resumes in South Africa

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Lisa Davies in Pretoria The Blade Runner's murder trial has entered its second week.