Nelson Mandela Murder Plot: Extremist gets 35 years

Justice was served in South Africa. Mike du Toit, the ringleader of a white supremacist militia called Boeremag, was given the heaviest sentence of 35 years over a botched 2002 plot to overthrow the post-apartheid government, kill Mandela and drive…

Francois Hollande Travels to South Africa

Perhaps in an effort to avert his plunging approval ratings, Francois Hollande, president of France, is currently visiting South Africa. The aim of this trip seems to be multi-fold, with the emphasis being on the creation of an African peace-keeping…

Zola Budd Rising Above Embarrassment

Who says age is everything? Zola Budd, the famous 47-year-old athlete, has been as well known for a past Olympic mishap as she has for her recent success. Zola made headlines during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics due to her…

Oscar Pistorius Brings in American Forensics Team

In a move that spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess says is a “very standard practice”,Oscar Pistorius, the first Paralympic athlete to compete in the Olympics, has called upon a team of American forensics experts to assist in his trial for murdering his…

Diver Bitten By Blacktip Shark Off South Africa

Defenseless. Helpless. These are not typical words associated with sharks. However, a South African guide recently found an entangled blacktip shark, which initially seemed both defenseless and helpless. Tyler was on his way to a feeding drum, along the eastern…

Shrien Dewani’s Extradition Pleases Victim’s Family

A judge ruled today that English businessman Shrien Dewani, who is thought to have had a hand in the death of his wife Anni, will be extradited to Cape Town, South Africa to face charges. Dewani allegedly plotted to have…

Nelson Mandela Not Vegetative, Says South Africa

Though former South African president Nelson Mandela is almost certainly nearing death, the exact state of his health is now becoming the subject of scrutiny and rumor. Earlier this week, Mandela’s relatives filed court documents over a family disagreement about…

Nelson Mandela Near Death, Says Court Documents

Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old anti-apartheid South African leader who became a global icon for equality, is currently being treated in a hospital for a lung infection. It looked bad, but a recently leaked court document makes it seem even worse…

Nelson Mandela: Family Goes to Court Over Burials

Despite reports last week that his health was improving, it appears increasing likely that former South African president Nelson Mandela is nearing death. The civil rights leader has been battling a severe lung infection since March. The 94-year-old Mandela is…

Charlize Theron Tweets Support for Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is reportedly still in critical condition in Pretoria, South Africa. The South African civil rights leader and former president is 94 and has been battling a severe lung infection since March. As Mandela was receiving a visit from…