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Rhinos to return to Chad in airlift after five-decade absence

May 03 2018

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK, South Africa Almost 50 years after they were hunted to local extinction, black rhinos will again roam the wilds of the Central African nation of Chad, the latest chapter in a movement to bring big mammals back to former ranges on the continent. | Video

Winnie Mandela, tainted anti-apartheid figurehead, dies at 81

Apr 02 2018

SOWETO, South Africa Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative anti-apartheid campaigner during her husband Nelson Mandela's decades in jail but whose reputation was later tarnished by allegations of violence, died on Monday at the age of 81.

ATM pharmacy to cut queues for South Africa's AIDS patients

Mar 15 2018

ALEXANDRA, South Africa South Africa has launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS in a move aimed at reducing waiting times and congestion in public healthcare facilities.

South Africa's Ramaphosa appoints Nene as finance minister in cabinet reshuffle

Feb 27 2018

PRETORIA South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister on Monday, two years after Nene's sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma. | Video

South African farmers jailed for forcing black man into coffin

Oct 27 2017

MIDDELBURG, South Africa Two white South African farmers who were filmed pushed a wailing black man into a coffin were sentenced to jail on Friday for attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.

South Africans who forced man into coffin convicted of attempted murder

Aug 25 2017

MIDDELBURG, South Africa Two white South Africans who were filmed forcing a wailing black man into a coffin were found guilty on Friday of kidnap, assault and attempted murder.

Protesters and police clash at South African student demonstration

Oct 04 2016

JOHANNESBURG Protesters at South Africa's Wits University overturned a police vehicle and threw stones at others on Tuesday as violence at nationwide demonstrations over high tuition fees escalated. | Video

Death toll in South African protests rises to five

Jun 23 2016

PRETORIA The death toll from street violence in South Africa's capital has risen to five, police said on Thursday, after two more bodies were found following clashes triggered by the ruling party's choice of a mayoral candidate for a local vote.

Two shot dead in South African capital as looters ransack shops

Jun 22 2016

PRETORIA South African police said on Wednesday that two suspected looters had been shot dead in the capital in violence triggered by the ruling party's choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls.

South African capital tense after overnight riots in ruling party dispute

Jun 22 2016

PRETORIA South Africa's capital was tense on Wednesday after residents torched buses and looted shops overnight, police said, in clashes sparked by the ruling party's choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls.

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