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South African albino elephant beats odds to thrive among herd

May 28 2021

HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa For Khanyisa life was difficult from the start. Born as an albino, at four months old she got caught in a poaching snare in South Africa's Kruger National Park that cut through her mouth. | Video

Through fashion, Rwandan-born designer champions African unity

May 26 2021

JOHANNESBURG Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold left his home when he was 13 as his country was wracked by a civil war and genocide, a journey that took him across several African states. | Video

South Africa's Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption

Apr 29 2021

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob Zuma, in highly anticipated testimony to a graft inquiry.

In Namibia, same-sex couple fight for children's citizenship

Apr 16 2021

JOHANNESBURG When Namibian Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado decided to start a family, they did not realise how difficult it would be. | Video

South Africa's Zulu King Zwelithini dies at 72, hailed as 'visionary monarch'

Mar 12 2021

JOHANNESBURG Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, who saw himself as the custodian of his people's culture and was praised by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as a "visionary monarch", died on Friday. | Video

Robots at reception: South African hotel turns to machines to beat pandemic

Feb 15 2021

JOHANNESBURG Staff at Hotel Sky in Johannesburg's wealthy Sandton district adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols, wearing masks and physically distancing from guests as much as possible; all, that is, except Lexi, Micah and Ariel. | Video

Budget woes mean South African doctors jobless while hospitals battle COVID-19

Jan 28 2021

JOHANNESBURG While Michelle Cerfontyne was completing her medical training last year, the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed South Africa's understaffed public hospitals, so the young doctor thought she would get a job easily.

Thirteen dead, thousands homeless in southern Africa after storm Eloise

Jan 25 2021

JOHANNESBURG The death toll from storm Eloise rose to at least 13 on Monday after heavy winds, rain and flooding destroyed buildings, drowned crops and displaced thousands in parts of southern Africa. | Video

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