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Special Correspondent — Sky News
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Sky News Special Correspondent, currently based in South Africa. Author of Colonel Gadaffi's Hat

Dewani Judge Questions Prosecution's Case — The judge in the Shrien Dewani murder trial bombarded the prosecution counsel with questions which he struggled to answer as the State insisted the trial should go ahead. Judge Jeanette Traverso wanted to know whether the 34-year-old entrepreneur would have gone along with a murder plot which was so muddled and "loose" in its conception.

Dewani Defence Urges Judge To Throw Out Case — The defence lawyer for British businessman Shrien Dewani has been arguing there is little credible evidence to convict his client of the murder of his wife Anni whilst on their honeymoon in South Africa. Mr Dewani's lawyers have filed an application under Section 174 of the South African Criminal Procedure Act to have the case dismissed on the grounds of lack of evidence.

Reeva's Parents A Picture Of Grief At Trial — The elderly parents of Reeva Steenkamp have been the picture of pain and grief each time they've arrived at the High Court in Pretoria. They face the gathering of camera crews who film their every movement with stoicism and fortitude, but no-one is left in any doubt that this is a harrowing experience for them and they're hating every minute of being in the spotlight.

Reeva's Family Expects Pistorius Jail Term — Sky News - First for Breaking News, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.

Killing Of Reeva Steenkamp Devastated Family — Many in the courtroom were reduced to tears as they heard for the first time how Reeva Steenkamp's killing had devastated her family. The cousin of the model and law graduate broke down as she recounted the moment when she heard of her death.

Ebola: Deaths Hidden As Fear Grips Liberia — The weather is proving Britain can still enjoy a decent summer, Parliament is in recess and for many politicians this will be their last break before a gruelling nine months. So we can expect a quiet break at Westminster? Wrong.

Ebola: Deaths Hidden As Fear Grips Liberia — Liberia's few ebola treatment centres are overwhelmed with the sick and dying - with patients sharing beds and the dead laying near the desperately ill. The country has accounted for more than half of the world's deaths from the latest ebola outbreak in West Africa and despite assurances from the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that it is under control, evidence on the ground seen by Sky News appears to suggest otherwise.

Rwanda Militia Commander 'Tired Of War' — The commander of one of the Rwandan militia hiding out in the eastern Congolese mountains has told Sky News his men will not disarm without guarantees for their safety. Colonel Bonheur - as he called himself but which is almost certainly not his real name - said his band of soldiers would be forced to continue fighting unless a political solution can be found.

Oscar Pistorius Arrives At Court For Verdicts — M'Lady: The Trial Judge Who Rose From Nothing The fate of Oscar Pistorius lies in the palm of one Thokozile Masipa, a woman who grew up in poverty but rose to become only the second black female to be appointed a judge in South Africa.

M'Lady: The Trial Judge Who Rose From Nothing — The fate of Oscar Pistorius lies in the palm of one Thokozile Masipa, a woman who grew up in poverty but rose to become only the second black female to be appointed a judge in South Africa.
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Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Ruling from Judge re whether Dewani case is dismissed or not is Dec 8. #Pistorius appeal decision is Dec 9. Busy couple of days

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial 'If u r part of team of robbers + u know 1 of ur party is armed, and someone is killed, u going down on murder (so guilty plea)

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Defence tearing apart claims which seem to support Tongo's version. (Defence say case rests on credibility of Tongo)

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Defence now turning to whether Tongo knew the person to be killed was a business partner or Dewani's wife...

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Defence lawyer has not been idle during lunch, looking up and cross-checking a number of the State's claims

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial The Defence Francois Van Zyl now raises a few points made by the prosecution. First he turns to Mngeni's position in car

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Mopp admits he needs corroboration implicating the accused, under the law. And that finalises his submissions

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Actually its several q's: Does the case rest on a signle witness? Tongo? Yes. (and he's not a wholly satisfactory one)

Nov 25, 2014

#DewaniTrial Judge wants to know how Mopp rates Tongo as a witness...was he unsatisfactory? 'Not totally satisfactory', Mopp says

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