- APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants Updated: Apr-20-14 11:46 am
- Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader? Updated: Apr-19-14 11:40 am
- Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 pm
- Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness Updated: Apr-17-14 3:40 pm
- US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe Updated: Apr-17-14 12:11 pm
- Yankees unveil plaque for Nelson Mandela Updated: Apr-16-14 8:23 pm
- AP names Nigeria chief of bureau Updated: Apr-16-14 12:34 pm
- Wheelchair tennis champion in attempted carjacking Updated: Apr-12-14 10:21 am
- Chicago man pleads guilty in Zimbabwe case Updated: Apr-11-14 4:47 pm
- Nigeria complains about Mugabe calling it corrupt Updated: Apr-11-14 5:56 am
- Uruguay: The small country nobody wants to face Updated: Apr-09-14 5:21 am
- Honeymoon slaying suspect charged in South Africa Updated: Apr-08-14 11:47 am
- Honeymoon slaying suspect extradited to S Africa Updated: Apr-07-14 6:08 pm
- Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa Updated: Apr-06-14 12:20 pm
- South African judge opens up Updated: Apr-06-14 12:07 pm
- Paul Simon celebrates Masekela's 75th birthday Updated: Apr-05-14 10:44 pm
- Showtime series 'Homeland' leaving Charlotte Updated: Apr-05-14 11:31 am
- At South African mine, it's a long, long way down Updated: Apr-04-14 12:03 pm
- FIFA's Valcke on World Cup: We are not ready Updated: Apr-02-14 5:29 pm
- Scandal hits South Africa president Updated: Mar-31-14 1:14 pm
- South Africa ambassador to give Hesburgh address Updated: Mar-31-14 4:03 am
WASHINGTON - Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.
LAGOS, Nigeria - It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.
NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.
PRETORIA, South Africa - An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blistering attacks on his credibility by a prosecutor who accused him of slipshod analysis and fuzzy explanations.
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.
JOHANNESBURG - The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Wheelchair tennis' U.S. Open champion Lucas Sithole and his brother were dragged out of their car by four armed men in a late-night carjacking attempt in their native South Africa, the sport's national federation said Saturday.
CHICAGO - A 72-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe's president and other members of his regime for a promise of $3.4 million.
LAGOS, Nigeria - The official News Agency of Nigeria reports Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe's remarks about corruption in Nigeria.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Diego Forlan recorded a television commercial recently wearing a T-shirt that read: "We're not the favorites, nor will we be a surprise. We are the team that no one wants to draw."
JOHANNESBURG - A British man accused of arranging the killing of his wife on their honeymoon was charged with murder in South Africa on Tuesday, hours after arriving from Britain following a lost battle to avoid extradition.
LONDON - A British man accused of arranging the slaying of his wife on their honeymoon was extradited Monday to South Africa to face a murder charge.
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation continental bragging rights but does little for the 70 percent of its citizens living in poverty.
JOHANNESBURG - An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another judge praised Edwin Cameron, loftily describing their workplace as a shrine to democracy but also ribbing the colleague he sees often.
NEW YORK - South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends - Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte - in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile from his homeland.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The Showtime series "Homeland" is moving its production out of North Carolina.
WESTONARIA, South Africa - For those who grumble about their daily commute, imagine this ride to work: clamber into an elevator cage and plummet 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) into the earth, so fast that ears pop from the changing air pressure. Then board a small railroad car that creaks and grinds the same distance to the outer reaches of a South African gold mine.
JOHANNESBURG - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has again raised concerns over Brazil's World Cup preparations, saying "we are not ready" and that the stadium for the opening game is one of two venues that worry him most.
JOHANNESBURG - A scandal surrounding more than $20 million in state spending on the South African president's private home has ignited a debate about moral leadership and alleged corruption ahead of May elections, even prompting satirical songs based on smash hits such as "Gangnam Style."
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool will speak about Nelson Mandel's impact on peacemaking when he delivers the annual Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy at the University of Notre Dame.