Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/New York Times

South African paralympian could be moved to house arrest after serving 10 months

Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Renamo, the opposition political party, rallies support in Maputo, Mozambique,  at the weekend. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Ruling party Frelimo likely to lose at least some seats to post-conflict rivals

Shrien and Anni Dewani. Photograph: Bristol Evening Post/PA Wire

Shrien Dewani accused in Cape Town of paying taxi driver to hire two hit men

File image taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Refugees from Nigeria  come primarily from the north, where they are fleeing the activities Boko Haram. Photograph: AP Photo/File

Eritrea, Somalia, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia are where the majority hail from

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Ashamed to call this lickspitle bunch [the ANC] my government.” Photograph: Reuters

Laureates refuse to attend over South Africa refusal to give visa to Dalai Lama

The South African government’s refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to enter the country next month for a Nobel peace laureate summit has prompted a number of participants to pull out of the event in protest. Photograph: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

Activists pull out of event after South Africa refuses visa for peace laureate

Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Paralympian faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced in October

Oscar Pistorius reacts to the verdict in his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Alon Skuy

Acquittal on lesser charge could leave court’s decision open to appeal

Members of the African National Congress Women’s League protest outside the trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria yesterday. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

SA has progressive legal system on paper, but in practice ‘there are a lot of abuses’

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