South Africans hold day of prayer for Nelson Mandela ahead of big stadium memorial
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations complained Sunday that Afghan authorities have been slow in enforcing a law protecting women against forced marriages, domestic violence and rape.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — He was with Nelson Mandela during all those years the anti-apartheid icon was imprisoned on Robben Island. And, like millions around the world, he has been hit hard by Mandela’s death.
Tags: Africa, African-Americans, By ANDREW MELDRUM and FAZLUR PHILLIPS, Cape Town, Constitutions, General news, Government and politics, Human rights and civil liberties, Race and ethnicity, Social affairs, Social issues, South Africa, Southern Africa
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Investigative journalist Juan Carlos Calderon received multiple death threats after launching something rare in the claustrophobic media climate of today’s Ecuador, a digital magazine exposing high-level corruption.
Tags: Business, By GONZALO SOLANO and FRANK BAJAK, Ecuador, Freedom of the press, General news, Government and politics, Government business and finance, Government regulations, Human rights and civil liberties, Industry regulation, Journalism, Journalists, Latin America and Caribbean, Legislation, Legislature, Media, News media, Newspapers, Quito, Social affairs, Social issues, South America
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s multiracial rugby sevens team huddled in the middle of the stadium named after Nelson Mandela. The players raised their hands together to the sky. Then they went out and won the game.
Tags: Africa, By GERALD IMRAY, Cricket, General news, Government and politics, Human rights and civil liberties, Race and ethnicity, Rugby, Rugby union, Social affairs, Social issues, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sports