Tag: South Africa

FIFA brokers deal to decide next African soccer president

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — FIFA president Gianni Infantino brokered a deal to give politically connected South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe a clear run...

Crocodile hunt: Search on for escaped reptiles in S. Africa

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Police and conservation officers were searching Friday for an unknown number of young crocodiles that escaped earlier in the...

FIFA tours Africa, aims to hold sway in soccer election

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GENEVA — As the head of African soccer battles in court this week to stay on the ballot for re-election, FIFA president Gianni Infantino...

Semenya taking case to European Court of Human Rights

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Caster Semenya is going to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge “discriminatory” rules that prohibit her from...

South African ex-president’s corruption trial set for May

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JOHANNESBURG — Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial...

Influential mayor of Mozambique city dies of COVID-19

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JOHANNESBURG — Daviz Simango, the leader of Mozambique's opposition MDM party and the mayor of the major port city of Beira, died Monday in...

Exiled Rwandan opposition figure shot dead in South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG — South African police are investigating the death of exiled Rwandan opposition politician Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town. ...

South Africa’s president fights own party over corruption

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JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's anti-corruption drive is facing stiff resistance from political foes within his own party, including his predecessor, who...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa urges support for vaccination drive

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JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged support for his government’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as it struggles to implement...

Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

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ANKARA, Turkey — Fifteen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month returned to Turkey on Sunday. ...