Prosecutor Gerrie Nel cross-examines paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Marco Longari

Oscar Pistorius admitted yesterday he had “no reason” to fire the shots that killed his girlfriend as a prosecutor gril(...)

Military outriders ride past a village as they rehearse escorting the funeral cortege for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Mthatha,  Eastern Cape. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Former South African president Nelson Mandela will return to the village of his childhood in the Eastern Cape today for the start of two days of fu(...)

An ambulance believed to be transporting former South African president Nelson Mandela arrives at his house in Houghton, Pretoria. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (94) has been discharged from hospital after a nine-day stay for treatment of pneumonia, the offi(...)

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