Posts Tagged Africa

Pistorius sentencing: Final arguments begin

Oscar Pistorius escorted by police officers leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Following the testimony hearing, Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce Pistorius' sentence on Tuesday after she found him guilty last month of culpable homicide for negligently killing Steenkamp, but acquitted him of murder. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

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Morocco denies withdrawing as African Cup host

Egypt's Mohamed Salah, left, and Botswana's Thato Ogopotse compete for the ball during their African Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match at  Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Where will the problematic African Cup of Nations be held next year?

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Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

Oscar Pistorius sits in court before the fourth day of sentencing proceedings in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Yesterday saw the first family member, first cousin of the late Reeva Steenkamp, Kim Martin, testified at the double-amputee athlete's trial. Pistorius faces up to 15 years in prison after being convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, for shooting Steenkamp, although he could also receive a suspended jail sentence and a fine. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius must “pay for what he’s done” and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said Thursday as testimonies wrapped up.

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Algeria, Cape Verde qualify; Nigeria’s Keshi fired

Algeria and Cape Verde became the first teams to qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations as they guaranteed top-two finishes in their groups with wins late Wednesday.

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