Amputation

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 3rd, 2013
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Oscar Pistorius wants to train again and recently went back to visit his regular track in South Africa’s capital, according to the double-amputee athlete’s agent. There was still no decision on an exact time-frame for the multiple Paralympic champion’s return to regular running, but...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 17th, 2013
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Netsanet Belay, an Ethiopian national, is Amnesty International‘s program director for Africa. A trained human rights lawyer, he has worked for more than 10 years promoting and defending human rights at local, national, regional and global levels. He spent more than two years in prison in Ethio...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Mar 5th, 2013
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(AP) — The family of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian charged with murdering his girlfriend, is feuding publicly about whether guns are a necessary protection against crime in South Africa. British newspapers quoted Pistorius’ father, Henke Pistorius, as saying the family owne...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Feb 14th, 2013
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Johannesburg – Double amputee and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend after thinking she was a burglar, Beeld are reporting. The website is reporting that the incident happened at his Silver Lakes home at around 4am on Thursday morning. Details rema...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2012
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LONDON Oscar Pistorius was chosen to carry South Africa’s flag at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. Pistorius wrote on Twitter on Sunday prior to the ceremonies: “Really feel honoured … What a great ending to the games it’ll be!” The double-amputee runner competed in the men’s 400 m...