Posts Tagged Southern Africa

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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A look at other abandoned international matches

This is a Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 file photo of Serbia fans as they challenge Italian police prior to the start of a Group C, Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia, at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy. The start of the Italy-Serbia European Championship qualifier has been delayed due to Serbia fans throwing flares onto the pitch and lighting fireworks. The match was later abandon due to crowd troubl.  (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini, File)

The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting.

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No civil claim against Oscar Pistorius

June, left, and Barry Steenkamp, parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp, attend court on the third day of mitigation of sentencing for Oscar Pistorius at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Pistorius faces sentencing this week in the South African court after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  (AP Photo/Ihsaan Haffejee. Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed his girlfriend.

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