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  • Striking mineworkers are caught Aug. 16, 2012, in tear gas as police open fire on striking miners at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. (Associated Press)

    Some S. African miners vow to fight to the death

    Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday as police announced a shocking casualty toll from the previous day's shooting by officers of striking platinum miners: 34 dead and 78 wounded.


  • Briefly: School children celebrate Mandela’s birthday

    Nearly 12 million school children across South Africa have kicked off celebrations marking the 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the country’s deeply loved anti-apartheid icon, with resounding choruses of “Happy Birthday.”


  • S.African president withdraws case

    South African President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his legal case against a gallery that displayed a portrait depicting his genitals.


  • The controversial portrait of South African President Jacob Zuma painted by Brett Murray, was defaced last week while on display at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Footage shown on a national news station shows a man in a suit painting a red X over the president's genitals and then his face. Next, a man in a hoodie rubs black paint over the president's face and down the painting. Two men - one white, one black - were arrested and charged with trespassing. The painting has been removed from the gallery. (Associated Press)

    Painting of president underscores South Africa's lingering racial divide

    A handwritten sign that says "whites hate blacks" carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate about a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.


  • S. Africa gallery to remove painting from website

    A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate over a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.


  • SAfrica: Zuma seeks ban on artwork; vandals hit

    South African President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress sought a court order Tuesday to have a painting depicting the president's genitals removed from an art gallery but two men took matters into their own hands by defacing the portrait with gobs of paint.


  • Painting that ridicules S. Africa's leader defaced

    South African President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress sought a court order Tuesday to have a painting depicting the president's genitals removed from an art gallery but two men took matters into their own hands by defacing the portrait with gobs of paint.


  • S.Africa's ANC fumes over art ridiculing president

    South Africa's governing party said Thursday it will demand the removal of a painting from an exhibition by one of the nation's best-known artists that ridicules the party and the president with graphic and provocative imagery.


  • ** FILE ** Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) waves farewell after a meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg in October 2007. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    Mandela, 93, leaves hospital after minor surgery

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from the hospital Sunday after an overnight stay for minor diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of an abdominal complaint, a spokesman for the country's current leader said.


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