- South African man in court over wife's murder Updated: May-04-15 10:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African man has been charged with his wife's murder, police said on Monday, days after local media reported that the touching eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized.
- Angola: Opposition, police dispute fatalities in raid Updated: May-03-15 10:43 am
JOHANNESBURG - Angolan police and opposition politicians are at odds over the exact number of people killed in a raid on a religious sect that believes the world will end in 2015.
- South African judge grants terminally ill man right to die Updated: Apr-30-15 3:14 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A terminally ill man died of natural causes shortly after he was granted the right to end his life in South Africa, where euthanasia is illegal, a lobbying group said Thursday.
- Southern African leaders discuss industrialization strategy Updated: Apr-29-15 1:25 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Southern African leaders met in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday to discuss how to maximize profits from their countries' natural resources.
- An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage Updated: Apr-29-15 12:16 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Spartacus is getting an African makeover.
- South Africa: 3 men charged with the murder of elderly nun Updated: Apr-29-15 10:10 am
JOHANNESBURG - Nuns at a rural convent in South Africa feel safer after the arrest of three men accused of killing an elderly colleague, one of the nuns said on Wednesday.
- Third person pleads guilty in international fraud ring Updated: Apr-28-15 8:06 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The third of 21 people charged in an international fraud ring has pleaded guilty.
- Student raises awareness of poaching threat with jewelry Updated: Apr-28-15 3:56 pm
PITTSBURGH - For Hayley Stewart, putting a piece of jewelry together often begins by taking something else apart.
- Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians Updated: Apr-28-15 11:17 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian.
- 1 person killed in train collision in South Africa Updated: Apr-28-15 10:34 am
JOHANNESBURG - Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring 241 people, rescue workers said.
- SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks Updated: Apr-27-15 1:04 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity.
- Commonwealth Games officials visit Durban soon after attacks Updated: Apr-27-15 12:03 pm
DURBAN, South Africa - A Commonwealth Games evaluation team began a four-day visit of 2022 host candidate Durban on Monday, weeks after attacks on immigrants in the South African city left six people dead.
- Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks Updated: Apr-26-15 2:16 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement.
- NBA to play exhibition game in South Africa Updated: Apr-22-15 6:20 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The NBA will play an exhibition game Aug. 1 in South Africa.
- NBA announces exhibition game in South Africa on Aug. 1 Updated: Apr-22-15 7:17 am
JOHANNESBURG - Luol Deng and Chris Paul will play in an NBA exhibition game in South Africa on Aug. 1, the league said on Wednesday in its biggest step to win some territory on the soccer-mad African continent.
- Former South Africa international 'Shoes' Moshoeu dies Updated: Apr-21-15 1:33 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Football Association says former international midfielder and African Cup of Nations winner John Moshoeu has died. He was 49.
- Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs Updated: Apr-18-15 7:39 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - With a new coach, a new hairstyle and a new, trimmer physique, Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she's injury-free and looking to qualify for her first world championships in four years.
- S. Africa: Rape sentencing delayed in Bob Hewitt trial Updated: Apr-17-15 10:18 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge on Friday postponed the sentencing hearing of former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault.
- South Africa's top sprinter banned 2 years for refusing test Updated: Apr-15-15 11:30 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - Top South African sprinter and former African 100-meter champion Simon Magakwe has been banned two years for refusing to undergo an out-of-competition doping test.
- South African looters target foreign-owned shops, 5 killed Updated: Apr-14-15 11:40 am
JOHANNESBURG - At least five people in South Africa have died in attacks on immigrant-owned shops and hundreds of people have fled their homes since last week, authorities said Tuesday as they struggled to stem one of the worst outbreaks of violence in years against foreigners, many of them from other African countries.
- From monarchs to Gandhi, South African statues vandalized Updated: Apr-14-15 9:02 am
JOHANNESBURG - Excrement thrown at the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes began a wave of vandalizing protests in South Africa.
- South African opposition leader steps down Updated: Apr-13-15 9:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - The leader of South Africa's largest opposition party announced her decision to step down just four weeks ahead of the party's elective meeting.
- A toddler disc jockey fascinates South African fans Updated: Apr-12-15 5:29 am
JOHANNESBURG - At first it seems like a fluke - a 2-year-old playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet, the tiny boy is in control of the big beat of the bass-heavy house music. He is South Africa's youngest disc jockey, DJ AJ.
- 'Unknown hero' Steve Mokone remembered in South Africa Updated: Apr-11-15 3:41 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The fans called him "The Black Meteor" in the Netherlands. In Italy, he was "the Maserati" of soccer players. He was signed by Spanish giants Barcelona. Yet at home in apartheid-era South Africa, Steve Mokone's achievements were never celebrated and he was almost unknown.
- FIFA report due in June on alleged South Africa match-fixing Updated: Apr-11-15 5:05 am
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's sports minister says he has received assurances from FIFA's ethics committee that it will complete and present a report in June into allegations of match-fixing in the buildup to the 2010 World Cup.