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October 19, 2020
South Africa's health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise
South Africa’s health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has announced that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19 and ...
October 16, 2020
Racial tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing
A tense standoff between white farmers and Black activists gripped the South African town of Senekal Friday, as two men ...
October 15, 2020
South Africa extends relief grants to help poor amid virus
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that his government will extend relief grants to 6 million of the ...
September 28, 2020
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10: Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,” ...
September 24, 2020
South Africa lifts spirits with Jerusalema dance amid virus
South Africans of all walks of life are dancing to “Jerusalema,” a rousing anthem to lift their spirits amid the battle ...
September 23, 2020
The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all
The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:15 p.m. The president of Africa’s most populous country, ...
September 23, 2020
World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting
Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an ...
September 21, 2020
330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae
The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water ...
September 18, 2020
AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeks
South Africa should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, the government’s chief medical ...
September 17, 2020
The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine ...
September 16, 2020
South Africa says 12 million 'probably' had coronavirus
About 12 million people in South Africa have “probably” been infected with the coronavirus, but that startlingly high number ...
September 09, 2020
Mandela's lawyer, anti-apartheid activist George Bizos dies
Anti-apartheid campaigner and Nelson Mandela's personal lawyer George Bizos has died at 92, his family said Wednesday.
September 03, 2020
South African healthcare workers protest, threaten strike
South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption ...
August 27, 2020
South African president grilled over COVID-19 graft scandals
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday faced tough questioning by lawmakers over COVID-19 corruption scandals, ...
August 17, 2020
Returning vacationers face new constraints as virus spikes
Countries that had seen a summer respite from coronavirus outbreaks tracked swiftly rising numbers of new confirmed cases ...
August 11, 2020
Jailed Zimbabwean journalist is denied rights, say lawyers
Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious ...
August 07, 2020
President's virus swagger fuels anger ahead of Belarus vote
As Kseniya Milya's grandfather lay dying of COVID-19 at a hospital in Belarus' capital of Minsk, the country's authoritarian ...
August 07, 2020
Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West
Russia boasts that it’s about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as ...
August 05, 2020
South Africa sees dip in new virus cases but warns of return
South Africa's health minister on Wednesday reported decreasing rates of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but warned that ...
August 02, 2020
South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopeful
South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday he sees “promising ...