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July 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A suspected hand-grenade attack killed a black man in Johannesburg on Saturday and injured 10 people just hours after a black hotel waiter died in a bomb blast. Altogether, three explosions rocked the city, ending a weeklong lull in urban terrorism blamed on white extremists opposed to racial reform. The first explosion ripped through an alleyway outside a hotel in the western suburb of Florida shortly after midnight Friday, killing the black waiter.
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April 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
The World Cup is international soccer's showpiece event, a quadrennial championship featuring 32 of the top national teams in the world. The tournament was launched in Uruguay in 1930, and the 19th edition is set to be played in South Africa between June 11 and July 11. It will be the first World Cup to be held on the African continent. Italy, one of only seven nations to win the Cup, comes in as the defending champion, while the other six previous winners — Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany and Uruguay — also will be taking part.
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NEWS
August 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Swinging night sticks and wooden clubs, riot police on Sunday broke up a group of about 50 anti-apartheid protesters who defied a government ban by holding a political rally at a Johannesburg university campus. Several people were reported injured. The police, who were also armed with shotguns and semiautomatic rifles, had earlier erected roadblocks around the campus at the University of Witwatersrand, preventing hundreds of other activists from attending.
WORLD
January 15, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Johannesburg — Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, deposed and exiled in a 2004 coup, offered today to return to Haiti, saying he could not wait to go home and rebuild his country after Tuesday's devastating earthquake. In a rare public statement, he said he felt a profound need to go to try to save the lives of victims awaiting rescue. Aristide said supporters around the world had promised a plane to fly him in, with emergency relief. Yet he offered no details on how he planned to return.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a heated four-hour debate Tuesday night, the white City Council here adopted a resolution in favor of opening the neighborhoods of South Africa's largest city to people of all races. "We have thought through the consequences of an open city and we will live (with) them," said Ian Davidson, a council member who belongs to the anti-apartheid Democratic Party. "We are saying to the government: 'You are not alone.'
SPORTS
April 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
The World Cup is international soccer's showpiece event, a quadrennial championship featuring 32 of the top national teams in the world. The tournament was launched in Uruguay in 1930, and the 19th edition is set to be played in South Africa between June 11 and July 11. It will be the first World Cup to be held on the African continent. Italy, one of only seven nations to win the Cup, comes in as the defending champion, while the other six previous winners — Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany and Uruguay — also will be taking part.
WORLD
January 15, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Johannesburg — Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, deposed and exiled in a 2004 coup, offered today to return to Haiti, saying he could not wait to go home and rebuild his country after Tuesday's devastating earthquake. In a rare public statement, he said he felt a profound need to go to try to save the lives of victims awaiting rescue. Aristide said supporters around the world had promised a plane to fly him in, with emergency relief. Yet he offered no details on how he planned to return.
SPORTS
October 4, 2009 | GRAHAME L. JONES, ON SOCCER
On Saturday, the countdown clock ticked past the 250-day mark. That's how many days remain before the 2010 World Cup kicks off at the cooking-pot-shaped, 95,000-seat Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. Ready or not, South Africa, here they come. And they will come demanding much. Soccer's global elite are pampered every bit as much as their American baseball, basketball and football counterparts. Don't believe it? Well, consider these "requirements" that the likes of England's David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and all the rest will expect when they touch down in South Africa next June.
NEWS
February 22, 1985 | TED THACKREY JR., Times Staff Writer
Louis Hayward, whose debonair charm and athletic good looks made him one of Hollywood's most successful swashbuckling heroes of the 1930s and '40s, died Thursday at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. He was 75 and had spent the last year of his life in a battle against cancer, which he attributed to having smoked three packs of cigarettes a day for more than half a century.
WORLD
October 17, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index , released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million people remain enslaved globally, millions of whom are in Africa. Mauritania has the poorest record, with some 150,000 people in a population of 3.8 million held captive, many of whom inherited their status from their parents. Other African countries with particularly high prevalence of slavery are located in West Africa: Benin, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Gabon and Senegal.
SPORTS
October 4, 2009 | GRAHAME L. JONES, ON SOCCER
On Saturday, the countdown clock ticked past the 250-day mark. That's how many days remain before the 2010 World Cup kicks off at the cooking-pot-shaped, 95,000-seat Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. Ready or not, South Africa, here they come. And they will come demanding much. Soccer's global elite are pampered every bit as much as their American baseball, basketball and football counterparts. Don't believe it? Well, consider these "requirements" that the likes of England's David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and all the rest will expect when they touch down in South Africa next June.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a heated four-hour debate Tuesday night, the white City Council here adopted a resolution in favor of opening the neighborhoods of South Africa's largest city to people of all races. "We have thought through the consequences of an open city and we will live (with) them," said Ian Davidson, a council member who belongs to the anti-apartheid Democratic Party. "We are saying to the government: 'You are not alone.'
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A suspected hand-grenade attack killed a black man in Johannesburg on Saturday and injured 10 people just hours after a black hotel waiter died in a bomb blast. Altogether, three explosions rocked the city, ending a weeklong lull in urban terrorism blamed on white extremists opposed to racial reform. The first explosion ripped through an alleyway outside a hotel in the western suburb of Florida shortly after midnight Friday, killing the black waiter.
NEWS
August 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Swinging night sticks and wooden clubs, riot police on Sunday broke up a group of about 50 anti-apartheid protesters who defied a government ban by holding a political rally at a Johannesburg university campus. Several people were reported injured. The police, who were also armed with shotguns and semiautomatic rifles, had earlier erected roadblocks around the campus at the University of Witwatersrand, preventing hundreds of other activists from attending.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2005
Three more Live 8 concerts to raise awareness of poverty in Africa were expected to be added to the lineup. Bob Geldof said in a speech Thursday that concerts would be held in Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg, South Africa.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Black sports leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa, announced their opposition to South Africa's participation in world rugby competition, charging that white administrators broke promises on funding development programs for blacks.
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