Tag: South Africa

A Memory Card Led to His Arrest in One Killing. Now, He’s Charged in Another.

An Anchorage man who was charged with first-degree murder last week after a digital memory card containing images of a brutal attack on a woman in a hotel was found on the street has also confessed to an earlier killing, officials said on Thursday. Brian Steven Smith, 48, who was arrested on Oct. 8 in […]

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A Duke, a Duchess and…a Documentary About the Royal Couple (and Archie!) Is Coming

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Chris Jackson (Getty Images) Lights, camera, action—we’re getting some behind-the-scenes scoop about Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s South Africa tour! According to W Magazine, ITV News anchor Tom Bradby […]

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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Gave $16 Million to South African Model

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The prime minister of Lebanon gave more than $16 million to a South African bikini model who said they had a romantic relationship after they met at a luxury resort in the Seychelles, according to South African court documents obtained by The New York Times. The prime minister, Saad Hariri, was not […]

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Soweto, Once Unified Against Apartheid, Is Now Divided by Wealth

SOWETO, South Africa — Nomsa Victorino had a Lexus in her garage, a pool in her yard, eight bedrooms in her villa and a message for the world about her famous hometown. “Whatever people have in their mind about Soweto — that Soweto is a place for poor people — it’s not like that,” said […]

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Weeknight Dinner Around the World

Bangkok, Thailand Wasa Khuhaprema, center, prepares dinner for her family, including her parents, with help from her two young sons; the boys cook at least one night a week. This night, they ate an omelet with carrots, stir-fried minced pork and eggplant, and southern Thai sour curry with cauliflower. Family members are expected to clean […]

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On Her 1st Trip to South Africa, Meghan Markle Speaks to Locals ‘As a Woman of Color and As Your Sister’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga township during a royal tour on Sept. 23, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Chris Jackson (Getty Images) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is currently making her first visit to South Africa, as part of a royal tour of Africa with husband Prince Harry […]

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A Simple Regimen Can Prevent TB. Why Aren’t More People on It?

Tuberculosis struck 10 million people worldwide in 2017, killing 1.6 million of them — a toll greater than that of H.I.V., malaria, measles and Ebola combined. TB is the leading infectious killer around the globe; nearly 1.8 billion people are carrying the bacterium that causes the disease. The world is sorely in need of new […]

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Anti-Immigrant Venom Killed Their South African Dreams

LAGOS, Nigeria — They fled mob attacks and the torching of their stores and arrived with nothing but their children and their suitcases. More than 300 Nigerians landed in Lagos on a flight from Johannesburg late Wednesday because their old lives — as immigrants living in South Africa — had become untenable. They arrived after […]

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What’s Behind the Deadly Violence in South Africa?

JOHANNESBURG — The past few weeks in South Africa have been deadly. Citizens have turned on immigrants and other outsiders in a bout of violence and political theater that has killed at least 12 people and forced hundreds more from their homes. While it is primarily immigrants on the run, 10 of those killed in […]

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Scientists Discover Huge, Mysterious Radio Structures at the Heart of the Milky Way

Scientists have discovered two massive “radio bubbles,” mysterious gaseous structures that emit radio waves, at the center of the Milky Way. Extending hundreds of light years above and below the galactic plane, the bubbles were likely created by an eruption at the galactic core within the past few million years, according to a paper published […]

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South African Riots Over ‘Xenophobia’ Prompt Backlash Across Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — Pop stars have announced a boycott. Air Tanzania has suspended flights to Johannesburg. Madagascar and Zambia are refusing to send their soccer teams. Nigeria has recalled its ambassador and pulled out of a major economic forum. South Africa is facing a backlash after rioters in and around Johannesburg targeted immigrants from other […]

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South African Politician Calls on Mobs to Direct Their Anger at Ruling-Class Whites Instead of Other Africans

Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters, at a May day rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 1, 2019. Photo: Jerome Delay (Associated Press) The leader of a South African opposition party is making waves for calling on mobs to turn their anger over continued economic disenfranchisement on the country’s wealthy white minority […]

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South African Riots Kill Five and Spur Cries of Xenophobia

Rioters looted shops and set fire to cars and buildings in the latest outbreak of violence against African immigrants in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. The police said five people were killed and at least 189 arrested. President Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the violence on Tuesday, calling attacks on foreigners “totally unacceptable” and adding […]

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Prince Harry to Launch Green Travel Initiative

ImagePrince Harry, Duke Of Sussex, attends a garden party in London to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth. CreditChris Jackson/Getty Images Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will lead a global sustainable travel initiative to bring companies, consumers and communities together, he is to announce on Tuesday in Amsterdam. The initiative, called Travalyst, has been […]

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Steve Harvey’s Bringing His Shtick to Africa, Y’all!

Photo: Cindy Ord/ (Getty Images for SteveHarveyDeals) Steve Harvey has landed a major deal to bring his popular Family Feud to Africa. According to Shadow and Act, Harvey’s Steve Harvey Global has won the licensing rights to Fremantle’s syndicated game show for airing in Ghana and South Africa. As Deadline explains: In an unprecedented deal with Fremantle, […]

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In South Africa, a Call to Punish Rapists

In 2007, Thalitha Mukansi moved to Diepsloot, an informal township on the northern fringes of Johannesburg. She was a social worker who settled in the region because it was what she could afford, and she liked working with, and helping, victims of assault. But outside Ms. Mukansi’s window, assaults and rapes were common — sometimes […]

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One More Way to Die: Delivering Food in Cape Town’s Gig Economy

CAPE TOWN — He had delivered his last food order for the evening and was driving home from Pinelands, a suburb in Cape Town, when an oncoming car swung in front of him, knocking him off his motorbike. Friends and family arrived within 20 minutes, but the motorcyclist, Christian Hakomeyimana, was already dead. A 20-year-old […]

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