South Africa

Redding resident Nicholas Upton has gone missing in South Africa. Photo courtesy of George Washington University.

Redding Man Missing After Swimming In South Africa

A George Washington University official says an undergraduate student has been missing since swimming while traveling in South Africa.


South African President Nelson Mandela poses with former heavyweight boxing champions Michael Spinks, left, and Joe Frazier, right, at his official residence in Pretoria on Dec. 6, 1997. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Bishop: Mandela’s Support For Abortion ‘Shameful’

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence weighed in on Nelson Mandela’s death by calling his support for abortion “shameful.”


Greenwich Man Dies In Rock Climbing Accident In Africa

A Connecticut native who attended the University of Pennsylvania has died after a rock climbing accident in Africa.


Hartford Federal Court. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

15-year Sentence In Peace Corps Child Sex

A Milford man who pleaded guilty to one count of enticing minors into having sex while he was a Peace Corps volunteer has been sentenced.


Hartford Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Ex-Peace Corps Volunteer Convicted of Molesting Children In South Africa

A former Peace Corps volunteer has admitted he sexually abused four young girls while serving in South Africa.


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Feds: Ex-Peace Corps Volunteer Molested Girls

A former Peace Corps volunteer has been arrested on federal charges of sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa.


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Court Won’t Extradite Mandela’s Son-in-Law To Connecticut

By JENNY GROSS, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ A South African court on Friday refused a U.S. request that the son-in-law of former South African President Nelson Mandela be sent to Connecticut to face sexual […]