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Ghanaian crowned first 'Miss Africa Continent'

Johanesburg - Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first 'Miss Africa Continent'.

Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

Johanesburg - The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through Johannesburg's international airport Saturday after they arrived in their ancestral homeland for the first time.

South Africa court rules Zuma should face almost 800 graft charges

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges that were dropped in 2009, a judge said Friday, piling further pressure on the embattled leader.

S.Africa court to rule on Zuma corruption charges

Pretoria - A South African court will rule Friday on a bid to have more than 700 corruption charges reinstated against President Jacob Zuma, piling further pressure on the embattled leader.

S.Africa opposition targets disillusioned voters ahead of polls

Johanesburg - South Africa's main opposition party launched its campaign Saturday for August municipal elections by targeting black voters disillusioned with the African National Congress (ANC) that has ruled since apartheid.

S. African leftist leader threatens violence to oust Zuma

Johanesburg - The firebrand head of South Africa's radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, has warned he could seek to remove the government "through the barrel of a gun.""We are not scared of the army. We are not scared to fight.

South Africa inquiry clears officials of arms deal graft

Cape Town - A South African judicial inquiry has cleared all government officials of long-standing charges of corruption in a multi-billion dollar arms deal, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

Naked dining: London restaurant where you eat in the nude

Many of us have experienced eating at home while naked, perhaps you have gobbled a piece of toast on your way to the shower. But at a new restaurant in London, England you will be able to eat a full meal while naked. With naked diners all around you.

Pistorius sentencing hearing set for June

Pretoria - A South African court will convene in June to determine disgraced Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge said in Pretoria on Monday.

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

Johanesburg - South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight: under 500,000 PPVs

In last year's Fight of the Century with Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao was part of a bout that brought in more money than any other. It also had a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. His fight with Timothy Bradley? Not so popular.

S. Africa's embattled Zuma woos voters ahead of August election

Port Elizabeth - Embattled South African president Jacob Zuma said Saturday a vote for the ruling party was a vote for the constitution, just two weeks after the Constitutional Court slammed him for flouting the country's paramount law.

'Unfinished business' 20 years after S.Africa's truth commission

Johanesburg - South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was meant to be the healing balm for a nation traumatised by the horrors of apartheid.

A Mayweather- Pacquiao rematch better than '50-50' chance

Their bout last May 2 was called the Fight of the Century and despite each boxer retiring it looks like they'll meet again. Promoter Bob Arum said today there's better than "a 50-50 chance" Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will stage a rematch.

Review: New citizenship exhibition at London's Tate Modern Special

London - Citizenship is a difficult concept to pin down. Is it self-defined, shaped by the environment, or imposed by others? These are some of the key questions grappled with by artists over the years.

Mandela's ex-wife Winnie loses court bid to claim his home

Johanesburg - Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Thursday lost a court bid to claim ownership of his rural home, in a ruling welcomed by his family after a bitter legal dispute.

Prof. has way for Earth to cloak itself, hide from alien planets

A professor at Columbia University has found a simple way for the Earth to hide from other planets who may not have nice intentions should they discover us. It's a bit cloak without the dagger but he feels we should consider it.

S.Africa's Zuma survives impeachment vote

Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma easily survived an impeachment vote Tuesday after a stormy session of parliament over a court ruling that he had violated the country's post-apartheid constitution.

S.Africa's Zuma set to survive impeachment vote

Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to easily survive an impeachment vote on Tuesday after a stormy session of parliament over a court ruling that he had violated the constitution.

South Africa parliament to consider Zuma impeachment

Johanesburg - The South African parliament will next week discuss an opposition motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma after the highest court ruled that he flouted the constitution, an official said Sunday.
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