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Jazz festival gives Soweto a boost
Jazz festival gives Soweto a boost
Large-scale, tourist-attracting festivals and celebrations, such as Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter...
Don’t light up in New Orleans
Don’t light up in New Orleans
As of last week, you can no longer legally smoke a cigarette inside a bar in the world’s drinking capital, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The witch that refuses to be buried
The witch that refuses to be buried
A symbolic funeral held to give hurricane victims closure has highlighted the ongoing trauma faced by those who fled and those who have returned...
Obama hails New Orleans five years post-Katrina
Obama hails New Orleans five years post-Katrina
United States President Barack Obama, marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Sunday, praised the city's resilience...
Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August
Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August
US government and BP officials are warning that the blown-out oil well causing an environmental disaster on the Gulf Coast may not be stopped until...
Gulf oil spill hits day 40 with no end in sight
Gulf oil spill hits day 40 with no end in sight
The worst oil spill in US history hits its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to one tenuous hope: that BP's complicated "top kill"...
Big Easy back on celluloid map
Big Easy back on celluloid map
Late August 2005. One event -- Hurricane Katrina -- dominated American TV news networks. And one song is played, almost on a loop, over footage of...
SA woman unveils guidebook for New Orleans crime survivors
SA woman unveils guidebook for New Orleans crime survivors
A South African woman, whose husband and mother-in-law were murdered five years ago in New Orleans, has unveiled a free handbook for other...
The show goes on
The show goes on
Three years after hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is mounting­ the United States's biggest biennial of modern art. Teri Grenert reports on a...
No calm after the storm for Louisiana's evacuees
No calm after the storm for Louisiana's evacuees
Authorities on the United States Gulf Coast were on Tuesday struggling to orchestrate the orderly return of nearly two million evacuees to New...
New Orleans levees hold as Hurricane Gustav weakens
New Orleans levees hold as Hurricane Gustav weakens
Hurricane Gustav slammed ashore on the United States Gulf Coast just west of New Orleans on Monday but rebuilt levees appeared to hold floodwaters...
Weakened Hurricane Gustav hits US Gulf Coast
Weakened Hurricane Gustav hits US Gulf Coast
Hurricane Gustav roared ashore on the United States Gulf Coast on Monday, lashing New Orleans with strong winds and heavy rain but sparing the city...

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