- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- South African miners score legal victory over lung disease Updated: May-13-16 11:01 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African gold miners who got lung diseases while working underground, as well as families of miners who died of such diseases, can launch a class action suit against mining companies, a judge said Friday.
- Lion cubs are born in Rwanda in boost to predator's fortunes Updated: May-13-16 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG - Three lion cubs were born in a wildlife park in Rwanda, boosting efforts to restore the country's lion population, which was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.
- Ugandan president inaugurated amid opposition arrests Updated: May-12-16 3:44 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's long-time president was sworn in Thursday for a fifth term, taking him into his fourth decade in power amid arrests of opposition politicians and a shutdown of social media.
- South African park to bar petting of lion cubs Updated: May-12-16 1:30 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Tourists will soon be barred from petting lion cubs at a suburban wildlife park in South Africa, a move that reflects growing concern about the treatment of lions in captivity.
- South African man paralyzed after being tossed from train Updated: May-11-16 1:33 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A 27-year-old South African man who was thrown from a moving train after resisting a group of assailants is paralyzed from the waist down, prompting a flow of donations for what is expected to be a long, costly rehabilitation.
- South African rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction Updated: May-11-16 12:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A year ago, a South African rhino survived a horrific attack by poachers who hacked off her horns and part of her face. This month, the rhino dubbed Hope is undergoing new facial reconstruction to reduce the wound over her exposed sinus cavities.
- South Africa sees positive signs in struggling economy Updated: May-09-16 9:27 am
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's economy is poised for a turnaround after years of slow growth, a Cabinet minister said Monday. However, new data showing an increasing rate of unemployment highlighted the challenges that beset one of Africa's biggest economies.
- South Dakota farm operation a melting pot of foreign workers Updated: May-05-16 12:58 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - One man's farming operation has become a melting pot of foreign workers.
- South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protests Updated: May-05-16 8:18 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area.
- WADA suspends accreditation of Africa's only doping lab Updated: May-03-16 2:03 pm
MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of the drug-testing laboratory in South Africa, the only accredited facility in Africa, until after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary Updated: May-01-16 1:19 pm
Vaalwater, South Africa - Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday.
- South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down Updated: Apr-30-16 3:05 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.
- 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.