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Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto ended in mayhem last night, after two people were shot and killed during an after party hosted by the rapper.

Idris Elba made history by breaking a new record. The actor drove 180.36 mph in a Bentley, surpassing the 174.8 mph set by Sir Malcolm Campbell 88 years ago. The adventure was part of Discovery Channel’s new series Idris Elba: No Limits. [USA Today] A South African man claims three women forced him into a car at gunpoint, then drugged […]

I’m Safe & sound. Here’s how it all happnd. http://t.co/GjUaByZV6w via @youtube — vuyo mvoko (@vuyo_mvoko) March 10, 2015 South African journalist Vuyo Mvoko was robbed at gunpoint moments before a live broadcast earlier this week, according to the BBC. The well-known journalist was outside of a Johannesburg hospital reporting on Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu when he […]

Here’s a little positivity — the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is apparently losing its ability to cause AIDS. In a study of more than 2,000 women in Botswana and South Africa, scientists suggested a less potent HIV could eventually lead to the end of AIDS. “Overall we are bringing down the ability of HIV […]

Following a ruling that cleared him of murder earlier this week, a judge convicted South African Paralympic Oscar Pistorius of “culpable homicide” in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year. Throughout the trial, Pistorius maintained that he believed an intruder was in the bathroom of his South African home. He shot multiple […]

You only live once, right? A South African couple decided to end all odds and embark on a 6,500 mile journey from Morocco to the Big Apple on a row boat. Riaan Manser and his girlfriend Vasti Geldenhuys made the strenuous expedition in a small 23-foot row boat named ‘Spirit of Midiba’ starting 6 months […]

Khloé Kardashian delighted South African fans last Saturday when she decided to fly to Durban to support her boyfriend, French Montana, during his performance at the MTV Africa Music Awards. Khloé looked elegant in a silk wrap dress, obviously being the star girlfriend she’s proven to be. While on the continent, the secretive duo exhibited some […]

So this happened. A Kenyan senator who, like most people in the world, mourned the death of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, decided to post a tribute picture on his Facebook. Except the picture was a fake. The image was posted on Mike Sonko‘s Facebook page last Friday along with the caption: “A […]

Turns out the sign language interpreter who was found to be faking gestures at Nelson Mandela’s memorial isn’t just suffering from schizophrenia. Thamsanqa Jantjie also battled some demons in his past that resulted in him being accused of murder in 2003 and rape in 1994. According to TIME: Citing court documents, the Johannesburg-based news station eNCA reports […]

In a day that was meant to honor the great Nelson Mandela, other moments are overshadowing the memorial. An interpreter who was put in place for the listening impaired watching Nelson Mandela’s memorial service were left confused as the interpreter created unidentified signs and translations that didn’t go with what the speakers were saying. According […]

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama stood in the drizzling rain to eulogize a man who he credits for his own activism, former South African President Nelson Mandela. Attending the official memorial service at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg with First Lady Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, wife Laura, and the Clintons, Obama called Mandela the “last […]