- Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact Updated: Aug-01-15 4:49 pm
JOHANNESBURG - When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.
- NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition Updated: Aug-01-15 12:53 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.
- Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu Updated: Aug-01-15 11:44 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection, a foundation said Saturday.
- South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town Updated: Jul-31-15 6:41 am
JOHANNESBURG - A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.
- Hawks coach enjoying time in Africa after hectic summer Updated: Jul-30-15 6:04 pm
ATLANTA - After a hectic start to the summer, Mike Budenholzer is doing important work in Africa while relishing some quality time with his wife and kids.
- Commissioner: NBA relationship with players 'best' in sports Updated: Jul-30-15 12:40 pm
JOHANNESBURG - With a multi-billion dollar new broadcast rights deal set to kick in from the 2016-17 season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "it's a very good time" for the league right now and, he stressed on Thursday, the players, too.
- NBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned' for regular-season game Updated: Jul-30-15 11:53 am
JOHANNESBURG - The NBA is in Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come.
- For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experience Updated: Jul-30-15 8:04 am
JOHANNESBURG - It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.
- Despite impressive Tour, African cycling team loses sponsor Updated: Jul-29-15 1:38 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The title sponsor of the African cycling team that made an impressive debut at the Tour de France said Wednesday it was ending its agreement, citing the "normal business practice" of reviewing commercial agreements.
- White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks Updated: Jul-28-15 10:01 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not.
- US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM Updated: Jul-27-15 6:05 pm
NEW YORK - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.
- South African aid group works to free hostages Updated: Jul-23-15 9:16 am
JOHANNESBURG - A video showing a South African and a Swedish hostage alive in Mali after three years, is a sign that their captors are willing to negotiate, the founder of a South African humanitarian organization said Thursday.
- Bare-handed shark wrestler: 'I haven't got a scratch on me' Updated: Jul-21-15 11:15 am
Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa.
- Surfer fighting off shark not so unusual in South Africa Updated: Jul-20-15 2:37 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A shark attacking a top surfer during a televised competition in South Africa captured the world's attention but the incident is not highly unusual. South Africa has an average of six shark attacks including one death each year.
- Roger Federer visits Malawi for charity work Updated: Jul-20-15 2:13 pm
JOHANNESBURG - It's a long way from Centre Court at Wimbledon for Roger Federer, who has opened a preschool in impoverished Malawi as part of his charity work.
- 3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp Updated: Jul-20-15 12:35 am
JOHANNESBURG - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.
- S. Africa: Most victims home from hospital after train crash Updated: Jul-18-15 12:42 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The final count of commuters injured in a rush hour train collision on Friday has been revised to 239 people, down from the more than 300 originally reported, a spokeswoman for the South African rail service said on Saturday.
- South Africans celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day Updated: Jul-18-15 12:18 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South Africans honored the 67 years of former president Nelson Mandela's service to the country with 67 minutes of charity and community action around the country on his birthday Saturday.
- 1 commuter train sideswipes another in New York; no injuries Updated: Jul-17-15 11:43 pm
NEW YORK - Two commuter trains scraped sides on the nation's biggest commuter railroad during rush hour on Friday, breaking windows and snarling service, but authorities said no one was injured.
- South African rhino orphanage cares for victims of poachers Updated: Jul-17-15 10:54 am
ENTABENI SAFARI CONSERVANCY, South Africa - They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa's rhino poaching scourge, the baby rhinos that survive the shooting deaths of their mothers.
- Soweto cyclists bring new style to streets of Johannesburg Updated: Jul-16-15 4:32 pm
JOHANNESBURG - After dark the bars and clubs on 7th Street in Johannesburg's hip Melville neighborhood are heaving with partiers and thumping dance music.
- Semenya not in South Africa's initial team for world champs Updated: Jul-14-15 3:44 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Former 800-meter world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Caster Semenya has not made South Africa's initial team for the worlds in Beijing next month after failing to post a qualifying time.
- UNESCO says Madagascar pirate treasure claim is false Updated: Jul-14-15 12:34 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The account of an American underwater explorer who says he found a silver ingot that belonged to 17th century pirate Captain Kidd in Madagascar is false, the United Nations said Tuesday.
- Starbucks jumping into South Africa's growing coffee market Updated: Jul-14-15 11:58 am
JOHANNESBURG - Starbucks is jumping into the surging coffee market in South Africa, where the number of cafes has expanded rapidly in recent years.
- South African police destroy thousands of illegal firearms Updated: Jul-09-15 2:53 pm
VEREENIGING, South Africa - In a spray of burning embers, South African police destroyed more than 14,000 firearms in the furnace of a steel manufacturing plant outside Johannesburg on Thursday to mark International Gun Destruction Day.