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Stories with place: Johannesburg
  • new storyKennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary 
    Updated: May-31-16 9:35 am

    JOHANNESBURG - In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy's neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height of white minority rule in South Africa. The American senator and civil rights advocate removed it and gestured at a "Yankee Go Home" sign, saying he was delighted that people were expressing different points of view.

  • Uber to expand its Africa operations 
    Updated: May-26-16 8:06 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Uber is expanding in Africa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary story has photosstory has video
    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.