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Summary.     Click for More > Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot   South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vos... Prosecution will appeal verdict in Pistorius trial Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa Senzo Meyiwa funeral: South Africa mourns shot footballer   Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid   UK-born US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue...
Bodies found in South Africa mine SA miners freed from collapsed pit Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 90 years Pistorius 'fired gun in anger' - ex Pistorius sick as post-mortem read Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises Pistorius recounts moment of killing Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying Pistorius: I did not hear Reeva scream Prosecutor rips at Pistorius' version of events Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'   Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa   The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in... Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Map of PRETORIA South Africa  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected 'No closure' for Pistorius family Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Map of Pretoria South Africa
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Bodies found in South Africa mine Map of Doornkop South Africa  Rescue workers at a South African gold mine say they have recovered eight bodies after a fire and rock fall SA miners freed from collapsed pit Map of Benoni South Africa  Illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg have begun to emerge, a day after they were caught in a collapse   Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 90 years  'Why should it (retirement) be discussed when it is not due?' he said in an interview broadcast on state television Pistorius neighbour 'heard screams' Pistorius neighbour 'heard fight'   Pistorius 'fired gun in anger' - ex   Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend told his trial he once fired his gun from his car sunroof after becoming angry with police   Pistorius sick as post-mortem read   Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist's testimony about the nature of his girlfriend's injuries after he shot her dead Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy   Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises   An emotional Oscar Pistorius has apologised to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the first day of his evidence at his murder tria...   Pistorius recounts moment of killing   South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has described the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home 'Honeymoon murder' suspect extradited to South Africa Pistorius weeping over killing Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo Map of Pretoria South Africa  Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his trial Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying Map of Pretoria South Africa  The chief prosecutor sought to portray the track star as an arrogant hothead who is reckless with guns Pistorius: I did not hear Reeva scream   Oscar Pistorius has told his trial that girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp did not scream or shout as he grabbed a gun and fired shots that killed h... Prosecutor rips at Pistorius' version of events   The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius accused him on Monday of 'tailoring' his version of how he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'   The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete's murder... South Africa begins election voting ANC takes early lead in vote count Pistorius to face psychiatric tests Peter Mutharika wins Malawi election US moves to stop using landmines Pistorius lawyers condemn leaked re-enactment video At least 52 people injured in South Africa train collision Twenty injured when S Africa to HK plane hits turbulence Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge' Oscar Pistorius' brother 'badly hurt' in car crash Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'   Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.12  Rhino hunt permit auctioned in US
Jan.22  SA braces for platinum sector strike
Jan.31  Hundreds of dead animals found at South Africa airport


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Feb.5  South African gold miners trapped
 
Feb.14  Pistorius 'sorrow' over shooting
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Feb.18  All the trapped miners rescued in South Africa
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 Cricket: South African captain quits
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Mar.6  Pistorius found praying over body
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Mar.11  Pistorius had 'big love for guns'
Mar.19  Pistorius 'on stumps when shooting'
Mar.27  Oscar Pistorius trial due to hear case for defence


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  The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger


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Sep.11   Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius
Map of PRETORIA South Africa  The judge ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend but said he was negligent Sep.12   Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Map of PRETORIA South Africa
  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder
 The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say 'justice was not served' after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door when he shot through the door


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Oct.13 Pistorius community service call angers prosecutor
Oct.14   Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected Map of Pretoria South Africa  Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as 'blood money' Oct.20   'No closure' for Pistorius family   Oscar Pistorius' siblings have criticised media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing Oct.21   Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
Oct.25  South African runner killed in a car accident Boat accident in Zambia leaves 26 people dead Botswana's ruling party wins polls Oct.26   Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot Map of Vosloorus South Africa
  South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vosloorus
Oct.27   Prosecution will appeal verdict in Pistorius trial  Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence Oct.29   Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa  When Scott takes the reins as interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid Oct.31  S African footballer's funeral to be held

November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Senzo Meyiwa funeral: South Africa mourns shot footballer   Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban Nov.21 Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO Nov.29 Presidential candidate of Namibia ruling party leads in election

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Dec.4  Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam Dec.6     Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid
Map of Shabwa Yemen
  UK-born US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid
Dec.8 Judge throws out charges in honeymoon murder trial Dec.9 Mugabe sacks deputy over 'plot' Dec.10 Pistorius again faces murder conviction after appeal approved Dec.14 Miss South Africa crowned Miss World 2014 Dec.27 1 man drowns, 40 injured, when large wave hits beach


US moves to stop using landmines   Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa




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  The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger




Southern Africa, 2014 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.12  Rhino hunt permit auctioned in US Jan.31  Hundreds of dead animals found at South Africa airport Feb.5  South African gold miners trapped Feb.5 Bodies found in South Africa mine
Map of Doornkop South Africa  Rescue workers at a South African gold mine say they have recovered eight bodies after a fire and rock fall Feb.16 SA miners freed from collapsed pit
Map of Benoni South Africa  Illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg have begun to emerge, a day after they were caught in a collapse Feb.18  All the trapped miners rescued in South Africa Jul.8 At least 52 people injured in South Africa train collision Jul.16 Twenty injured when S Africa to HK plane hits turbulence Jul.31 Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge' Aug.2 Oscar Pistorius' brother 'badly hurt' in car crash Oct.25  South African runner killed in a car accident Oct.25 Boat accident in Zambia leaves 26 people dead Nov.21 Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe Nov.21 Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO Dec.4  Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam Dec.27 1 man drowns, 40 injured, when large wave hits beach



Southern Africa, 2014 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.14  Pistorius 'sorrow' over shooting Mar.3 Pistorius neighbour 'heard screams'
Mar.3  Cricket: South African captain quits Mar.4 Pistorius neighbour 'heard fight' Apr.7   Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises   An emotional Oscar Pistorius has apologised to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the first day of his evidence at his murder tria... May.14 Pistorius to face psychiatric tests Oct.25  South African runner killed in a car accident Oct.26 Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot Map of Vosloorus South Africa
  South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vosloorus
Oct.31  S African footballer's funeral to be held Nov.1 Senzo Meyiwa funeral: South Africa mourns shot footballer   Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban Dec.4  Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam



Southern Africa, 2014 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.22  SA braces for platinum sector strike Apr.6 Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy
Dec.14 Miss South Africa crowned Miss World 2014



Southern Africa, 2014 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.14  Pistorius 'sorrow' over shooting Mar.3 Pistorius neighbour 'heard screams'
Mar.4 Pistorius neighbour 'heard fight' Mar.6  Pistorius found praying over body Mar.7   Pistorius 'fired gun in anger' - ex   Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend told his trial he once fired his gun from his car sunroof after becoming angry with police Mar.10   Pistorius sick as post-mortem read   Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist's testimony about the nature of his girlfriend's injuries after he shot her dead Mar.11  Pistorius had 'big love for guns' Mar.19  Pistorius 'on stumps when shooting' Mar.27  Oscar Pistorius trial due to hear case for defence Apr.7   Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises   An emotional Oscar Pistorius has apologised to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the first day of his evidence at his murder tria... Apr.8   Pistorius recounts moment of killing   South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has described the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home Apr.8 'Honeymoon murder' suspect extradited to South Africa Apr.8 Pistorius weeping over killing Apr.9 Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo Map of Pretoria South Africa  Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his trial Apr.10 Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying Map of Pretoria South Africa  The chief prosecutor sought to portray the track star as an arrogant hothead who is reckless with guns Apr.11 Pistorius: I did not hear Reeva scream   Oscar Pistorius has told his trial that girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp did not scream or shout as he grabbed a gun and fired shots that killed h... Apr.14 Prosecutor rips at Pistorius' version of events   The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius accused him on Monday of 'tailoring' his version of how he killed his girlfriend Apr.16 Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'   The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete's murder... May.14 Pistorius to face psychiatric tests Jul.6 Pistorius lawyers condemn leaked re-enactment video Aug.7 Pistorius told 'snowball of lies' Sep.11 Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius Map of PRETORIA South Africa  The judge ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend but said he was negligent Sep.12 Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Map of PRETORIA South Africa
  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder
 The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say 'justice was not served' after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door when he shot through the door
Oct.13 Pistorius community service call angers prosecutor Oct.14 Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected Map of Pretoria South Africa  Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as 'blood money' Oct.20 'No closure' for Pistorius family   Oscar Pistorius' siblings have criticised media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing Oct.21 Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
Oct.26 Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot Map of Vosloorus South Africa
  South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vosloorus
Oct.27 Prosecution will appeal verdict in Pistorius trial  Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence Dec.6   Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid Map of Shabwa Yemen
  UK-born US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid
Dec.8 Judge throws out charges in honeymoon murder trial Dec.10 Pistorius again faces murder conviction after appeal approved



Southern Africa, 2014 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.22   Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 90 years  'Why should it (retirement) be discussed when it is not due?' he said in an interview broadcast on state television May.6 South Africa begins election voting
May.7 ANC takes early lead in vote count May.30 Peter Mutharika wins Malawi election Aug.30   Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa
  The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger
Oct.25 Botswana's ruling party wins polls
Oct.29 Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa  When Scott takes the reins as interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid Oct.31  S African footballer's funeral to be held Nov.1 Senzo Meyiwa funeral: South Africa mourns shot footballer   Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban Nov.29 Presidential candidate of Namibia ruling party leads in election Dec.9 Mugabe sacks deputy over 'plot'