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Prosecutor Asks for Psychiatric Evaluation of Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutor Asks for Psychiatric Evaluation of Oscar Pistorius Gerrie Nel, the Oscar Pistorius prosecutor, wants the Olympian sent for independent psychiatric evaluation, according to CNN. This could delay the murder trial for more than a month. On Monday, a psychiatrist testified that Pistorius is suffering from an anxiety…>read more

No Comment May 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Oscar Pistorius is the Paralympic star known as “Blade Runner.” The Mirror UK has reported that Pistorius, 27, admits to shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home, but he claims that he thought she was an intruder. The…>read more

No Comment March 7, 2014

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty in Trial Opening

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty in Trial Opening Double-amputee Olympian, Oscar Pistorius  pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. On the first day of the murder trial, a neighbor, Michell Burger, said she heard “blood-curdling” screams from a woman in…>read more

No Comment March 3, 2014

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 Former South African President Nelson Mandela has finally gone on to enjoy his deserved rest after a long life spent saving South Africa from apartheid government. It was his anti-apartheid activities that landed him in jail in 1964, long after…>read more

No Comment December 6, 2013

White & Case Strengthens Johannesburg Office

White & Case Strengthens Johannesburg Office   In an effort to boost the law firm’s project finance and bank-finance work in sub-Saharan Africa, White & Case has hired three partners in its Johannesburg office and relocated two others from its London office. On Monday, the law…>read more

No Comment October 23, 2013

South African Celebrity Olympic Runner Being Charged for Murder

South African Celebrity Olympic Runner Being Charged for Murder On Thursday, South African police said they were charging Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius with murder following the death by shooting of his girlfriend at his home early on Thursday morning. While other angles may not be ruled out, the incident…>read more

No Comment February 14, 2013

South Africa Police Kill 34 Protesting Miners, Claiming Self Defense

South Africa Police Kill 34 Protesting Miners, Claiming Self Defense Longstanding tensions in South Africa took physical form this week as striking platinum workers were shot down by police, leaving 34 dead and 78 wounded. President Jacob Zuma hurried to an emergency visit of the mine to bring some composure…>read more

No Comment August 17, 2012

South Africa Sets Anti-homophobia Precedence In Charging Lesbian’s Murderers

South Africa Sets Anti-homophobia Precedence In Charging Lesbian’s Murderers On February 4, 2006, four men stabbed, stoned, clubbed, and kicked 19-year-old Zoliswa Nkonyana to death because she was openly lesbian. This Wednesday, their sentences were extended longer than prosecutors had asked for, 18 years apiece, sending a message that…>read more

No Comment February 3, 2012

Dewey Nabs A Dozen Lawyers From The Top South African Law Firms

Dewey Nabs A Dozen Lawyers From The Top South African Law Firms In a move that marks the largest investment yet over in Africa, Dewey & LeBeuf have announced Wednesday that it is expanding its existing seven-lawyer Johannesburg office with the addition of eight partners and four associates from the Werkmans Attorneys,…>read more

No Comment January 6, 2012

Wal-Mart in Compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Wal-Mart in Compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? The best defense is a good offense? That’s what one may wonder after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it is launching its own investigation into whether its policies, procedures and internal controls are in compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;…>read more

No Comment December 9, 2011

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