- South African lion - veteran of 2 escapes - gets new home Updated: May-26-16 10:22 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout.
- Uber to expand its Africa operations Updated: May-26-16 8:06 am
JOHANNESBURG - Uber is expanding in Africa.
- Lions lick tent while campers inside it in Botswana park Updated: May-25-16 4:57 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Two South African campers had a close encounter with lions who licked the tent they were in at a campsite in Botswana.
- Zimbabwe: Thousands march for Mugabe Updated: May-25-16 3:26 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe on Wednesday to support President Robert Mugabe, with speakers calling for him to rule for life.
- South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack Updated: May-25-16 1:47 pm
BELA-BELA, South Africa - "Dancing with rhinos," the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.
- Dubai to open 2016-17 IRB Sevens season in December Updated: May-25-16 1:45 am
SYDNEY - Fiji will begin defense of its IRB world sevens title on Dec. 2-3 when the opening tournament of the 10-round, 2016-17 season is held at Dubai, followed a week later at Cape Town.
- Elephant rescued from Swaziland delivers calf at Dallas Zoo Updated: May-24-16 9:11 pm
DALLAS - An elephant rescued from the southern African nation of Swaziland has given birth to a baby at the Dallas Zoo.
- Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta Updated: May-24-16 2:29 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray.
- Fatal firefight in Congo park highlights threats to rangers Updated: May-24-16 11:58 am
JOHANNESBURG - Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo's Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss.
- 2 killed in South African protests against eviction Updated: May-24-16 5:29 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African authorities say two people have died in violent protests by residents opposing plans to evict them from makeshift homes in an area north of Pretoria.
- City councilman from Alabama shot in robbery in South Africa Updated: May-23-16 3:06 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A city council member from Mobile, Alabama, was hospitalized in stable condition Monday after he was shot in the face while traveling in Johannesburg, South Africa, a family representative said.
- South African president gets reprieve over graft allegations Updated: May-23-16 8:05 am
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's state prosecutors say they will appeal a court ruling that could have opened the way to corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
- Nearly 70 countries at 1st World Ranger Congress in US Updated: May-21-16 4:29 pm
An American who oversees a National Park Service site at the northern tip of Wisconsin remembers listening to a colleague from Congo speaking in matter-of-fact tones and a slight French accent about protecting wildlife and wild lands in a war-torn swath of Africa.
- UN: Bus crash in Congo kills at least 37 people, injures 22 Updated: May-21-16 3:00 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - A United Nations-backed radio station in Congo says at least 37 people have been killed and 22 injured in a bus crash.
- Congo opposition leader Katumbi flies to South Africa Updated: May-20-16 4:19 pm
LUBUMBASHI, Congo - Congo's top opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election flew to South Africa for medical treatment Friday, one day after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him on charges his supporters say are politically motivated.
- Texas pet store owner sues Delta Air Lines over dead lizards Updated: May-20-16 1:15 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - A West Texas pet store owner has sued Delta Air Lines over the 2014 deaths of 10 sungazer lizards being transported from South Africa.
- South Africa: Miners with lung disease prepare lawsuit Updated: May-20-16 11:24 am
WELKOM, South Africa - Thabang Moorosi, a former driller in South Africa's gold mines, takes a minute to catch his breath after struggling onto a hospital bed for his monthly lung check.
- UN: Yellow fever outbreak is "serious" but not an emergency Updated: May-19-16 2:36 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is "serious and of great concern" but does not warrant being declared a global emergency.
- Unrest hits South African university ahead of centenary Updated: May-19-16 7:07 am
JOHANNESBURG - Student protesters in South Africa burned tires and vandalized some buildings ahead of centenary celebrations at a university whose alumni include Nelson Mandela.
- Ex-manager of Malawian orphanage admits sex abuse of orphans Updated: May-18-16 5:43 pm
MIDLAND, Texas - A Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing orphans at the East African facility.
- Large HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa this fall Updated: May-18-16 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists are planning a major study of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa later this year.
- Poor South African boys find an escape in sandboarding Updated: May-18-16 9:08 am
ATLANTIS, South Africa - Every Friday afternoon, some South African boys head for the sand dunes that surround Atlantis, a poor area on Cape Town's outskirts where drug gangs operate and shootings occur regularly. There, they slide and skid down the slopes on boards, forgetting for a while the hard streets where crime ensnares many young men.
- Nigerian oil output, naira fall amid attacks, strike threats Updated: May-17-16 3:24 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Militant attacks on oil installations and the threat of a nationwide strike drove Nigeria's petroleum production and its naira currency to new lows Tuesday.
- Brawl erupts in South African parliament; lawmakers ejected Updated: May-17-16 11:00 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African opposition lawmakers who tried to disrupt remarks by President Jacob Zuma in parliament brawled with guards who ejected the protesters from the building.
- 1st US penis transplant could bring hope to maimed soldiers Updated: May-16-16 8:04 pm
BOSTON - A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the nation's first penis transplant, a groundbreaking operation that may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs.