- African champs to go ahead despite South Africa hosting ban Updated: Apr-29-16 11:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - The African track and field championships will go ahead in South Africa in June because they were awarded before a government ban on hosting major events came into force, the national athletics federation said on Friday.
- South Africa: Court says charges against Zuma to be reviewed Updated: Apr-29-16 9:54 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African court has ruled that a decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, adding to the leader's legal troubles.
- South Africa: Shoppers go to new mall, despite economy woes Updated: Apr-28-16 11:36 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South African shoppers flocked to the opening Thursday of one of Africa's largest malls outside Johannesburg, despite rising unemployment and slowing economic growth.
- Essence Festival Durban to be held in November Updated: Apr-28-16 10:03 am
NEW ORLEANS - The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held during that country's summer season in November.
- 33 lions saved from South American circuses heading home Updated: Apr-26-16 7:33 pm
LIMA, Peru - Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are heading back to their homeland to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary in South Africa.
- South Africa: Treason case opened against opposition leader Updated: Apr-26-16 1:31 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's police minister says that a charge of high treason has been filed by the ruling party against an opposition party leader who threatened to remove the government "through the barrel of a gun."
- Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in West Bank Updated: Apr-26-16 1:03 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A 6-meter-high (20-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
- Danish group says abducted Angola employee freed Updated: Apr-26-16 10:18 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Danish shipping and energy group A.P. Moller-Maersk says an employee in Angola has been released unharmed, four days after he was abducted.
- US says piracy in Gulf of Guinea increasing at alarming rate Updated: Apr-25-16 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United States warned Monday that piracy and armed robbery are increasing at an alarming rate in the Gulf of Guinea, pointing to reports by industry experts of at least 32 attacks off the coast of Nigeria alone so far this year.
- Schwartzel becomes 4th major champion to skip Olympics Updated: Apr-25-16 5:50 pm
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa is the latest player to drop out of the Olympics, making him the fourth major champion in the last two weeks to decide against being part of golf's return after a 112-year absence.
- South Africa: 4 top sports banned from hosting tournaments Updated: Apr-25-16 11:31 am
Four of South Africa's leading sports federations were on Monday banned by the sports minister from bidding for or hosting major international events for at least a year over their failures to create enough opportunities for black players.
- South Africa: 49 starving monkeys rescued from cages Updated: Apr-24-16 5:36 am
JOHANNESBURG - Nearly 50 starving, dehydrated monkeys were rescued from cages at a garden nursery north of Johannesburg on Saturday.
- Sunwolves claim 1st win in Super Rugby, Chiefs still top Updated: Apr-24-16 4:34 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Super Rugby snapped out of its mid-season torpor Saturday with a thrilling match between the first-placed Chiefs and third-placed Hurricanes that showcased the quality of the New Zealand conference.
- Pistorius family condemns claims he beat girlfriend with bat Updated: Apr-22-16 11:07 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa - Claims in a new book that Oscar Pistorius beat his girlfriend with a cricket bat before fatally shooting her in his home in 2013 were condemned as "outrageous" and "absurd" by the Olympic runner's family Friday.
- Oosthuizen latest top golfer to pull out of Rio Olympics Updated: Apr-21-16 4:00 pm
Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa won't be taking part in golf's return to the Olympics this year, the third major champion to withdraw in the last week as the deadline nears to confirm participation.
- The NBA makes new play in Africa in pursuit of fans Updated: Apr-21-16 8:06 am
The NBA is making a new play for fans in Africa by splitting with the continent's biggest sports broadcaster and teaming up with a Zimbabwean telecommunications entrepreneur who started his first business with $75.
- Over 200 arrested in Zambia amid anti-Rwandan attacks Updated: Apr-20-16 11:04 am
LUSAKA, Zambia - Police in Zambia arrested over 250 people for allegedly attacking Rwandan nationals and looting their shops in the capital in violence that police said Wednesday killed two Zambians.
- South Africa: Pistorius to be sentenced in June for murder Updated: Apr-18-16 7:26 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - South Africa's former Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius appeared briefly in a Pretoria court where a judge scheduled five days in June to determine his sentence for murdering his girlfriend.
- Spanish rival launches 2nd takeover bid for Portuguese bank Updated: Apr-18-16 6:18 am
LISBON, Portugal - Spain's Caixabank is making its second attempt in just over a year to take control of Banco Portugues do Investimento, launching a crossborder takeover bid Monday that valued the Portuguese bank at 1.62 billion euros ($1.83 billion).
- Semenya wins 400-800-1,500 triple at South African nationals Updated: Apr-16-16 1:29 pm
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - Stealing the show from a reigning world champion, Caster Semenya won national titles in the 400, 800, and 1,500 meters and ran Olympic qualifying times in the first two events at the South African championships on Saturday.
- South Africa: Opposition supporters march against president Updated: Apr-15-16 9:33 am
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's biggest opposition party on Friday evoked Nelson Mandela's legacy while pressuring President Jacob Zuma to quit over a state spending scandal.
- AB InBev makes job promises to South Africa ahead of merger Updated: Apr-14-16 1:06 pm
LONDON - Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged not to eliminate any jobs in South Africa following its takeover of SABMiller as part of an agreement designed to expedite the merger.
- Zimbabwe: Thousands in anti-Mugabe march Updated: Apr-14-16 1:02 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - In one of the biggest protests seen in Zimbabwe in recent years, thousands of opposition supporters Thursday marched in the capital to denounce President Robert Mugabe's alleged misrule.
- Brazil vs South Africa to open men's Olympic soccer Updated: Apr-14-16 11:47 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil will face South Africa in the opening men's Olympic soccer match, as the five-time World Cup champion tries for its first gold medal.
- South Africa: Court clears way for assassin prison release Updated: Apr-14-16 6:59 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African court has cleared the way for the release of a Polish immigrant jailed for killing a prominent anti-apartheid leader.