Christopher Torchia

Old Zim laws inconsistent with new Constitution

Zimbabwe's civic leaders say there is a growing debate around discrepancies between old laws and the Constitution, which was adopted in March 2013.

‘We don’t need Mandla in the Madiba clan’

A tribal king on Saturday removed a grandson of Nelson Mandela from his post of traditional authority.

Winnie’s belongings go on auction to pay debt

Paintings, a silver tea set and other items belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will be auctioned next week to pay off debts she owes to a school.

Pistorius denies official’s claim he asked to return to training

An official says athlete Oscar Pistorius informed authorities that he wants to return to training while on bail, a claim his spokesperson has denied.

Death toll rises in Turkey refugee boat sinking

More than half of the 60 migrants who died after their boat sank off Turkey's west coast on Thursday were children, a district official told Reuters.

Williams and Sharapova play for gold and more

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are not just playing for Olympic gold at Wimbledon. There's a career Golden Slam on the line, too.

Brits ponder press reform after phone hacking scandal

Britain has been transfixed by the phone hacking scandal that has shaken its media world. But will it really change the nation's press?

Protesters target Egypt’s antiquities chief

The man in charge of Egyptian antiquities has starred in a TV show about his exploits. On Monday, however, he was under siege.

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