Tag archive for ‘South Africa’
By Robert On Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Fake Pretoria ‘penis enlargement’ doctor busted, police find a bloody goat’s head in his office

A Pretoria man posing as a physician offering penis enlargements has been arrested, according to the South African news source, The New Age. The 38-year-old “doctor” was tracked down by police when they More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 29th, 2013

South Africa reports Mandela ‘in good spirits’ and ‘making steady progress’ during hospital stay

President’s office says 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon making steady progress after spending second night in hospital. Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, has made steady progress and is “in More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 16th, 2013

South Africa: Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier says ‘pedophilia is not a crime’

One of the 115 cardinals who elected Pope Francis I as the 266th pontiff last Wednesday has come out with some strong and perhaps controversial statements about pedophilia , according to a BBC radio interview Friday. Cardinal More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013

Eight police officers charged in death and dragging of taxi driver Mido Macia

Eight South African police officers were charged with murder on Friday for the death of a taxi driver dragged by a police vehicle, a videotaped incident which became a worldwide symbol of police brutality in this More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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Christians in Libya, Egypt arrested and tortured, Sherif Ramses identified

Arrests continue of Christians accused of “proselytizing” in Libya, with a total of seven now known to be in custody including one reported to have been tortured, sources said. The Christian Post details More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, February 14th, 2013

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius arrested in shooting murder of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

South Africa is reeling after a beloved model is dead, those who knew her are in mourning, and one of the world’s most admired Olympians is charged with her murder after a Valentine’s Day shooting in More...

By Robert On Monday, November 12th, 2012

Rhino smuggler, Chumlong Lemtongthai, sentenced to 40 years in S. Africa

A Thailand national and self-confessed rhino trader and smuggler, Chumlong Lemtongthai, was sentenced to 40 years in prison by a Kempton Park Magistrate Court Friday, according to a South African National Parks More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Follow-up: Chimps that mauled American student given immunity

In a follow-up to a story Monday, South African government investigators have ruled that, Nikki and Amadeus, the male chimpanzees who mauled an American grad student last week, were defending their territory More...

By Robert On Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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UT San Antonio grad student, Andrew Oberle undergoes surgery after champanzee attack in S. Africa

An American graduate student is improving according to doctors after undergoing 6 hours of surgery Sunday after getting mauled by two chimpanzees at an animal sanctuary in South Africa. Photo/Caelio via Wikimedia More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, January 31st, 2011

Scientology boasts record number of church openings in 2010

In 2010, major Churches of Scientology opened across Europe, North America and Africa. These new Churches are the realization of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s vision, where he prescribed the standard More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
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‘Charlie the Smoking Chimp’ dead at 52, lives a decade longer than most chimps

A chimpanzee which became addicted to smoking cigarettes has died from old age having managed to live at least 10 years longer than most chimps. ‘Charlie the Smoking Chimp’ was famous for his habit, More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Arizona restaurant serving lion meat burgers

An Arizona restaurant owner dreamed up a novelty meal to give customers a South African experience during the World Cup. But serving burgers made with African lion meat has generated protests. The MSNBC reports More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, May 29th, 2010

South Africa considers ban on all digital pornography: Internet, cell phones and TV

A South African government official is proposing a complete ban on digitally distributed pornography. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has approached the country’s Law Reform Commission to ask More...

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