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article 27 October 2014 World, South Africa
Senzo Meyiwa
How bad can gun crime get in South Africa?

South Africans raise the question of crime in the country following the killing of its national football team captain Senzo Meyiwa in an attempted robbery at a friend's house.

article 21 October 2014 World, South Africa
Pistorius gets five years - but may serve less than one

Oscar Pistorius is given five years in prison in a sentence the judge hoped was "fair and just both to society and the accused". But legal experts say he may serve just 10 or 20 months in jail.

article 21 October 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius outside court
Oscar Pistorius sentenced - latest updates

Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide (manslaughter) of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

article 15 October 2014 World, South Africa
Is this the most dramatic moment in Pistorius sentencing?

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin cries while testifying about how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed his girlfriend.

article 13 October 2014 World, South Africa
What sentence could Oscar Pistorius get?

He was cleared of murder, but found guilty of the culpable homicide - or manslaughter - of Reeva Steenkamp. But could Oscar Pistorius avoid jail? And how long could his sentence be?

article 06 October 2014 UK, South Africa
Shrien Dewani pleads not guilty as trial begins

Shrien Dewani, the British millionaire accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa, pleads not guilty.

post 01 October 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Are we heading for Ebola outbreak in the US?

The US is now dealing with the first case of Ebola to spread outside of Africa. As the size of the epidemic continues to grow exponentially there is a very high chance it won't be the last.

article 12 September 2014 World, South Africa
Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but not murder, and walks out of court on bail until his sentencing next month.

article 12 September 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius (Reuters)
Oscar Pistorius: just 'a man without legs'?

Until he came to court, Oscar Pistorius had always rejected the term "disabled sportsman". But his entire defence, says Kate Ansell, was based on how being disabled had affected him from an early age.

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