- S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse Updated: Feb-06-16 11:21 am
BARBERTON, South Africa - The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.
- App launched with uniquely African emojis Updated: Feb-06-16 10:59 am
JOHANNESBURG - App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis of characters dressed in colorful traditional attire using popular local expressions and gestures.
- 5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania Updated: Feb-06-16 8:02 am
JOHANNESBURG - A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.
- Teen's death 3 years ago a symbol of S. Africa's rape crisis Updated: Feb-04-16 10:51 am
JOHANNESBURG - A teenager's cruel death three years ago has become a symbol of gender violence and South Africa's continued struggle to curb sexual violence.
- Former US Attorney General Eric Holder negotiating MTN fine Updated: Feb-04-16 9:01 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leading negotiations for MTN as the South Africa-based telecommunications giant tries to eliminate or reduce a $3.9 billion fine imposed against the company's Nigerian subsidiary, the Nigerian Communications Commission said Thursday.
- South African rangers seek to track rhinos in wildlife park Updated: Feb-04-16 7:19 am
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa - A heavily pregnant rhino lay in the scrub in a South African wildlife park, sedated by rangers who attached a tracking device to the threatened animal as part of efforts to stop poaching in a country with most of the world's rhinos.
- Cellphone video shows Somalia flight after explosion Updated: Feb-03-16 9:33 am
JOHANNESBURG - The cellphone video pans from passengers, some wearing oxygen masks, in seats toward the back of the airliner in flight, and then swivels to the empty front area with a hole in the side of the cabin, the result of an explosion soon after takeoff from Somalia's capital.
- South African president seeks to resolve spending scandal Updated: Feb-03-16 7:41 am
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has expressed willingness to reimburse the state for spending on his private home, the president's office said Wednesday, reflecting an effort to end a scandal that prompted a national outcry and led to heckling and even scuffles at some parliamentary sessions.
- Mos Def's family in court to stop deportation from S. Africa Updated: Feb-02-16 12:12 pm
JOHANNESBURG - American rapper Mos Def's family appeared in court on Tuesday to stop their deportation from South Africa, a South African official said.
- Swaziland to send 18 elephants to American zoos Updated: Feb-02-16 6:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - Some conservationists oppose the planned relocation of 18 elephants from Swaziland to zoos in the United States, but a U.S. official has said the animal transfer can be done humanely and is permissible under international law.
- Drought hits South Africa's biggest wildlife park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:41 am
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa - Hippos in South Africa's biggest wildlife park are increasingly grazing during the day rather than staying in rivers and pools as usual, a sign of an intensifying drought expected to kill some animals in the weeks ahead.
- Researchers confirm lion population in remote Ethiopian park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:35 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
- In South Africa, armed robbers target paramedics Updated: Feb-01-16 8:42 am
JOHANNESBURG - Paramedics on duty were robbed at gunpoint in two major cities in South Africa in recent days, raising concerns about the safety of emergency responders in a country with high crime.
- South African athletes rescue men at sea, then finish race Updated: Jan-28-16 6:30 am
JOHANNESBURG - A referee and two athletes participating in a South African triathlon dived into the ocean to rescue two stricken men who were being swept out to sea. After pushing the men to shore, the athletes finished the grueling race a little later than they had planned.
- Foes from Mozambique's war spar as energy windfall looms Updated: Jan-27-16 10:55 am
JOHANNESBURG - A bronze statue of a former president looms in Mozambique's capital, but the likeness of Samora Machel - imposing in military uniform and with pointed finger - is a symbol of division for some in a resource-rich nation shadowed by a civil war legacy.
- Rabada, Bavuma brighten South Africa's cricket outlook Updated: Jan-26-16 10:41 am
CENTURION, South Africa - For any fast bowler, 13 wickets in a test is a big deal. That 20-year-old Kagiso Rabada did it in only his sixth test for South Africa, and is black, is even more impressive.
- Mob attacks lawyer at South African courthouse Updated: Jan-26-16 9:14 am
JOHANNESBURG - An angry mob has assaulted a lawyer at a South African courthouse where he represented two men accused of murdering a young girl.
- South African prosecutors argue against Pistorius appeal Updated: Jan-25-16 12:25 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South African prosecutors have asked the nation's highest court to reject a bid by Oscar Pistorius' lawyers to appeal the double-amputee runner's murder conviction, a spokesman said Monday.
- S. African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women Updated: Jan-24-16 12:25 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A South African mayor has awarded college scholarships to 16 young women for remaining virgins to encourage others to be "pure and focus on school," her spokesman said Sunday.
- Mother, daughter shot, attacked, robbed at hotel near JFK Updated: Jan-22-16 6:34 pm
NEW YORK - The mother of a college student headed for a semester abroad was robbed and shot by a gunman wearing a black ski mask in a frightening encounter outside a hotel near Kennedy Airport.
- Mother, daughter shot, attacked, robbed at hotel near JFK Updated: Jan-22-16 4:49 pm
NEW YORK - The mother of a college student headed for a semester abroad was robbed and shot by a gunman wearing a black ski mask Thursday night in a frightening encounter outside a hotel near Kennedy Airport.
- AP Explains: Just what is that 'world passport' Mos Def had? Updated: Jan-21-16 12:27 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Mos Def's arrest in South Africa shined a light on the world passport, a document invented by a Vermont man in the aftermath of World War II.
- Mos Def charged with breaking South Africa's immigration law Updated: Jan-20-16 1:04 pm
JOHANNESBURG - An American rapper has found out the hard way that a "world passport" isn't accepted in South Africa.
- Haydn Porteous wins maiden Euro Tour title at Joburg Open Updated: Jan-17-16 10:15 am
JOHANNESBURG - Haydn Porteous kept his nerve to go bogey-free through the final round Sunday and win the Joburg Open by two shots for his first European Tour title.
- England wins cricket series in South Africa Updated: Jan-16-16 1:14 pm
JOHANNESBURG - England won its first cricket series against South Africa in 11 years after fast bowler Stuart Broad dismissed five batsmen for only one run in a hostile spell which turned an evenly balanced third test into an easy victory on Saturday.