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Stories with place: South Africa
  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 1:19 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

  • Bringing in the snoek, one of South Africa's staple fish 
    Updated: May-23-15 12:10 pm

    LAMBERT'S BAY, South Africa - The boats line up along the jetty, bobbing in the cold south Atlantic waters, to bring in the day's catch in the early afternoon. The long, thin silver snoek fish is one of South Africa's traditional foods and a main source of income for the town of Lambert's Bay.

  • Prominent Angolan journalist released 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:22 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - A prominent Angolan journalist, jailed for his criticism of the government, has been released, a human rights group said on Thursday.

  • South African police arrest thousands in raids 
    Updated: May-21-15 12:52 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - At around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, South African police entered a Cape Town neighborhood notorious for gang violence. It was one of several nationwide raids, in response to last month's attacks on foreigners in the country, officials said in a statement.

  • South African island a safe, but noisy, home for gannets 
    Updated: May-20-15 3:18 pm

    LAMBERT'S BAY, South Africa - Loud shrieking calls and the pungent smell of droppings from thousands of Cape gannet birds greet visitors to the Lambert's Bay Bird Island nature reserve off South Africa's west coast.

  • South African island a safe, but noisy, home for gannets 
    Updated: May-20-15 1:28 pm

    LAMBERT'S BAY, South Africa - Loud shrieking calls and the pungent smell of droppings from thousands of Cape gannet birds greet visitors to the Lambert's Bay Bird Island nature reserve off South Africa's west coast.

  • South Africa has new sensational murder case 
    Updated: May-19-15 12:58 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - "There was nothing in life I could do without Jayde by my side," the South African businessman said in his eulogy to his murdered wife.

  • Remains of American pilot are still in cockpit in Cameroon 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:38 am

    JOHANNESBURG - The remains of an American pilot who died in a plane crash in Cameroon last year are still in the cockpit even though villagers discovered the wreckage of his anti-poaching aircraft more than a month ago, officials and the pilot's family said.

  • Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:16 am

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • South African opposition parties want soccer head to resign 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:11 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Opposition parties in South Africa have called for 2010 World Cup organizer Danny Jordaan to resign as the football association head after he was appointed mayor of his hometown by the ruling African National Congress.

  • Malawian journalist Raphael Tenthani relished watchdog role 
    Updated: May-18-15 11:56 am

    JOHANNESBURG - He was known as Malawi's muckraker, a journalist who reported aggressively on a sweeping corruption probe in one of the world's poorest countries and dished out tart criticism of politicians for alleged mismanagement and skulduggery.

  • Malawian journalist and Associated Press contributor dies 
    Updated: May-17-15 1:33 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - One of Malawi's most prominent journalists was killed in a car accident, his family said on Sunday.

  • More than 400 Mozambicans deported from South Africa 
    Updated: May-16-15 12:13 pm

    MAPUTO, Mozambique - More than 400 Mozambicans have returned home after being deported from neighboring South Africa, many spending their first night in the country sleeping in tents at a local repatriation center.

  • South African cyclist hits dead buffalo in city suburb 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:52 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Cyclists in South Africa's biggest city usually worry about getting hit by vehicles. But one cyclist rode into an unexpected obstacle in Johannesburg's suburbs: a dead buffalo.

  • Nobel laureate Tutu says granddaughter faces criminal charge 
    Updated: May-15-15 6:21 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu said one of his grandchildren has been charged with a crime, and in what appeared to be a Tutu family dispute, police said Friday they were investigating a case of property damage.

  • South African police round up some undocumented immigrants 
    Updated: May-12-15 10:58 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South African authorities say they have arrested about 750 immigrants staying illegally in this country, prompting rights groups on Tuesday to criticize the sweep for alleged violations that include preventing detainees from seeing lawyers.

  • South Africa: Wooden Rastafarian house is distinctive 
    Updated: May-12-15 9:37 am

    PAARL, South Africa - Against the craggy grey-blue Haweqwa mountain range surrounding the wine-growing area of South Africa's Western Cape, a distinctive wooden structure has risen.

  • Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa qualify for Rio Olympics 
    Updated: May-11-15 12:13 pm

    GLASGOW, Scotland - Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa are the first nations to qualify for the Olympic debut of men's rugby sevens at next summer's Games in Rio.

  • UN official cancels visit to South Africa after delays 
    Updated: May-11-15 10:52 am

    JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations' special rapporteur on violence against women on Monday canceled an official visit to South Africa saying the government delayed and ignored requests.

  • South African opposition party elects first black leader 
    Updated: May-10-15 11:14 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's main opposition group on Sunday chose its first black leader at a party congress, seeking to expand its appeal in a country whose ruling party has dominated since the first all-race elections in 1994.

  • South African park reports increase in poacher arrests 
    Updated: May-08-15 9:26 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Park rangers in South Africa detained 28 suspected poachers in April in the country's main wildlife park, a sharp increase over the detention rate of previous months, an official said Thursday.

  • Residents, workers protest in South African cities 
    Updated: May-06-15 11:22 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Protesters in South Africa burned tires and piled rocks across the road leading to the Soweto home of the late Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, in a demonstration against electricity bills.

  • Benni McCarthy robbed at gunpoint in SAfrica 
    Updated: May-06-15 4:02 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Former South Africa international and Champions League winner Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint at a barber shop in South Africa.

  • 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.