South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SA - AUGUST 1: Al-Farouq Aminu #9 and Dikembe Mutombo of Team Africa after the NBA Africa Game 2015 as part of Basketball Without Boarders on August 1, 2015 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Team World Wins First Ever NBA Africa Exhibition Game

The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.


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‘Black And Blue’ Takes On New Meaning When #TheDress Is Used In Domestic Violence PSA

The dress that inspired days of debate over its actual color is back in the news, this time driving home an important social issue.


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Nelson Mandela Laid To Rest In Ancestral Village

Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.


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Nelson Mandela Remembered By Fellow Congregants At First A.M.E. Church

More than 1,000 First A.M.E. church members paid their respects at the morning service, where Bishop T. Larry Kirkland spoke.

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Guerrilla street poster artist Robbie Conal with his tribute to Nelson Mandela (credit: Claudia Peschiutta/KNX1070)

LA Street Artist Organizes Mandela ‘Art Attack’

A guerrilla street artist is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by recruiting volunteers to place posters of the late South African leader around Los Angeles.


Anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela smiles during a photo session after his first press conference since his release from jail, 12 February 1990 in Cape Town. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Reporter Recalls Moments Following Mandela’s Historic Prison Release

Los Angeles Times Deputy Managing Editor Scott Kraft described the historic day Mandela walked out of prison, and what it was like to be there.


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Residents Recall Nelson Mandela’s Historic Visit To Southland

As news of Nelson Mandela’s death swept the world it got many Southland residents remembering a historic trip he made here in 1990, shortly after he was released from prison.


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UCLA Professors Remember How Mandela Moved Campuses To Join Fight Against Apartheid

In 1986, UCLA students, moved by the late South African leader’s fight for racial equality, protested the university’s investments and companies with business ties to the country.

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

Nelson Mandela, who battled apartheid in South Africa before becoming its first democratic leader, died at his home in South Africa.


Pro-surfer/producer Shaun Tomson and wife Carla Tomson arrivs at the premiere of the surfing documentary 'Bustin' Down the Door' held at the Arclight Theaters on July 22, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Surfing Champ Shaun Tomson Recounts Losing Son To ‘Choking Game’

World-champion surfer Shaun Tomson is sharing a message he hopes will save someone else’s life.


Reef Carneson left South Africa to come to Children's Hospital in Los Angeles to fight a rare disease. (credit:

4-Year-Old From South Africa Comes To LA To Beat Rare Disease

Reef Carneson’s parents were told it would be “kinder to put him on a morphine drip” and let him die.


LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 17:  (L-R) Director David R. Ellis, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Margulies share a laugh during the arrivals for the premiere of New Line Cinema's "Snakes On A Plane" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 17, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘Snakes On A Plane’ Director David R. Ellis Found Dead In South African Hotel Room

David R. Ellis, the actor-turned-stuntman-turned-director of “Snakes on a Plane,” has died. He was 60 years old.


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Prince Albert Of Monaco Weds Charlene Wittstock

Monaco’s reigning prince, Albert II, has wed South Africa’s Charlene Wittstock in a long-awaited civil ceremony that transformed the one-time Olympic swimmer into the Princess of Monaco.


Long Beach Man Accused Of $5M Investment Fraud

A Long Beach man has been charged with running a $5.2-million “pump and dump” investment fraud that involved money laundering through Panamanian banks.