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  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was...
  • Pistorius due to give evidence as murder trial resumes 07-04-2014 01:17 PM

    South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius is expected to take the stand for the first time on Monday in a bid to prove his innocence against charges he murdered his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner" due to the carbon-fibre prosthetic limbs he uses...
  • Pistorius murder trial adjourned until April 7 28-03-2014 01:53 PM

    The murder trail of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Friday until April 7, when the South African Paralympic and Olympic track star is expected to take the stand in his own defence in a high-stakes bid to prove his innocence and avoid life in prison. Judge Thokozile Masipa postponed proceedings...
  • 'How to Poo on a Date', a book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award 21-03-2014 04:28 PM

    A tongue-in-cheek book that purports to deal with an awkward but critical issue, 'How to Poo on a Date', scooped an award for the Oddest Book Title of the Year on Friday. The winner of the Diagram Prize, awarded annually since 1978 and based on a public vote since 2000,...
  • Unwanted fame for Herschelle Gibbs in Oscar Pistorius trial 20-03-2014 11:45 AM

    Johannesburg: Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs found himself under unexpected spotlight during the trial of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The trial is being broadcast live on television and radio, generating unprecedented public interest. Gibbs started receiving messages from fans and...
  • Celluloid Chapter organises African Film Festival in Jamshedpur 15-03-2014 08:57 PM

    One of the oldest Film Society of the Eastern India "Celluloid Chapter" organized an African Film Festival in the steel city of Jamshedpur from Saturday. The film festival was kicked off with the screening of Oumarou Ganda directed Nigerian movie "Le Wazzou Polygame" and Fadika Kramo-Lancine-directed film "Djeli" of Cote...
  • Khurshid comes under fire over comments on SC, EC 13-03-2014 06:20 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's comments in London in which he is said to have questioned the role of Supreme Court and Election Commission have drawn flak in various quarters. Reacting to the issue, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the comments had been made out of desperation. "Khurshid's diatribe...
  • Pistorius asked friend to 'take blame' for restaurant gunshot: Witness 05-03-2014 04:03 PM

    Pretoria: 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame for him accidentally discharging a pistol under the table of a posh Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013, a month before he killed his girlfriend, his murder trial heard on Wednesday. Testifying for the prosecution against the South African...
  • Judge in Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo 04-03-2014 03:37 PM

    Pretoria: The judge in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius sharply warned the media to behave on Tuesday after a local television station leaked a photo of the state's first witness who had asked that her image not be broadcast. Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an investigation...
  • CJ show: How I was racially abused in Bangalore 02-02-2014 11:59 AM

    Wandoh Timothy,an African national who has been working in India for over 10 years now, was brutally beaten and subjected to a racist slur last year in Bangalore, all because he asked two men on a motorbike to drive properly. He has turned a CJ to speak about his ordeal....
  • AAP releases video to prove Somnath Bharti's innocence 24-01-2014 11:49 PM

    The Aam Aadami Party on Friday released a video which ostensibly shows the African women targeted by Somnath Bharti during the midnight raid were involved in drug trade. The video shows them sitting in a car and exchanging a packet of what the AAP is calling drugs. ...
  • Delhi Commission for Women summons Somnath Bharti 22-01-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti is in for more trouble. The Ugandan woman, who was targeted in a midnight raid, has identified Bharti and his supporters as the men who manhandled her along with her friend. The Delhi commission for Women has also issued summons to the Delhi...
  • Cannibalism in Central African Republic, 'Mad Dog' eats a human leg 14-01-2014 04:25 PM

    Bangui (Central African Republic): The Central African Republic (CAR) which is witnessing the bloodiest sectarian violence has also seen cannibalism. According to some reports from the capital of the war torn country Bangui, there have been several instances of human flesh eating. But, an incident which has been captured live...
  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award 09-01-2014 09:39 PM

    Lagos: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel are in the running for the African player of the year award, which will be awarded later on Thursday. Toure, who is from the Ivory Coast, is the defending champion and is favoured to...
  • Yaya Toure shortlisted for African Footballer of the Year title 01-01-2014 05:38 PM

    Cape Town: Yaya Toure remained on course to be named African Footballer of the Year for a record-equalling third successive time after being named on Wednesday as one of the three finalists for the award to be handed out later this month. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) cut the...
  • Opening day of India's practice game in South Africa abandoned 13-12-2013 02:11 PM

    Benoni: The opening day of the practice match between the Indians and the South African Invitation XI squad was on Friday called off without a ball being bowled due to the wet outfield here. The two-day match, the only practice game scheduled before India's Test series against South Africa next...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela 06-12-2013 11:59 AM

    The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95. You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems 06-12-2013 09:59 AM

    Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the...
  • Nelson Mandela - Global statesman and peace icon 06-12-2013 07:18 AM

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president...
  • Schwartzel puts himself in line for first home Open title 23-11-2013 10:04 PM

    Johannesburgh: Home favourite Charl Schwartzel will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African Open after carding a third-round 69 for a 15-under-par total of 201 that sets him up for a title that has previously eluded him. The 29-year-old Schwartzel, who is the highest-ranked South...
  • South Africa bans 15 football officials for life 04-11-2013 02:55 PM

    Johannesburg: The South African Football Association (SAFA) has banned 15 officials for life for trying to take the national association to court in violation of FIFA rules. SAFA says the officials from the central Free State province should have resolved their grievances over voting procedures in the run-up to the...
  • CSA, BCCI deal is a sad day for cricket: SACA 22-10-2013 09:09 PM

    Johannesburg: The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) on Tuesday described the curtailed India-South Africa series here as a sad day for the sport and said cricket in the country would be at an overall loss due to this decision. Putting an end to weeks of speculation, the BCCI on Tuesday...
  • Italy shipwreck: Tunisian man suspected of being ship captain detained; death toll 275 09-10-2013 09:02 AM

    Italy on Tuesday detained a 35-year-old Tunisian man suspected of being the captain of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off the tiny island of Lampedusa. Divers, meanwhile, recovered dozens of additional bodies from the wreckage, raising the death toll to 275. Just 155 migrants, most if not all...
  • South Africa to consider franchise 'quotas' 03-10-2013 09:43 AM

    Cape Town: South African cricket officials are set to consider a proposal forcing professional franchises to include at least two black Africans in every team. Another item expected to be discussed at an October 11 Cricket South Africa (CSA) meeting will be the need for second-tier, semi-professional provincial sides to...
  • SACA pleads for early end to India tour speculation 30-09-2013 06:25 PM

    Johannesburg: The South African Cricketers Association has called on the BCCI and the CSA to urgently work out the itinerary for the upcoming tour by India, saying that the continuing delay is "worrying and frustrating" for the players. SACA CEO Tony Irish said the series is the highlight of the...
  • CSA did not act unilaterally on India tour: SACA chief 11-09-2013 09:45 PM

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not act unilaterally when it announced the schedule for an extended tour by India later this year that is now under threat of being shortened by the BCCI, according to South African Cricketers' Association (SACA). "My understanding is that CSA went through the same...
  • South Africa Test team picks itself: Allan Donald 09-09-2013 05:36 PM

    Johannesburg: The world No. 1 Test side faces a busy Test season ahead, but the team's bowling coach Allan Doland isn't worried about the selection of the squad that he says "picks itself". "The Test team picks itself, you're not going to see too many changes there," Donald told Sport24...
  • Two African nationals found murdered in South Delhi 01-09-2013 09:33 AM

    Two African nationals, hailing from Republic of Congo and Nigeria, were found murdered under mysterious circumstances in different areas of southwest Delhi, police said on Saturday. In the first incident, a 25-year-old Congo national's bullet riddled body was found inside a car in southwest Delhi's Dwarka sector 5 area early...
  • Jacques Kallis denies picking and choosing ODIs 30-08-2013 07:01 PM

    Jacques Kallis, who earlier this month pledged his allegiance to South Africa's ODI team in a final bid to win the World Cup, has dismissed criticism that he picks and chooses when he plays for the country. The veteran allrounder, who will turn 38 on October 16, has not played...
  • Wayne Parnell troubled with irregular heartbeat problem 29-08-2013 04:27 PM

    South African allrounder Wayne Parnell is still awaiting results of some cardio tests after he left the field during South Afirca A's four-day match against India A past week complaining breathing problem. Following the problem Parnell spent two nights in hospital and underwent a number of tests, ESPNcricinfo reported on...