Tag: South Africa

6 dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Six people have been killed and 219 arrested amid escalating violence during rioting that broke out following the imprisonment of South Africa's...

South Africa ramps up vaccine drive, too late for this surge

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JOHANNESBURG — Some in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage to...

South Africa faces rioting over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Violent rioting has erupted in two South African provinces against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, with supporters blocking roads and...

Violence erupts over jailing of South Africa’s ex-president

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MOOI RIVER, South Africa — Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma are protesting his imprisonment, burning trucks, commercial property, and blocking major...

Rights groups hail imprisonment of South Africa’s ex-leader

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NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African President Jacob Zuma has begun serving a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court after handing himself...

In Africa, virus ruins Olympic dreams and tests dedication

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The dreaded test results came back positive for COVID-19 and the illness descended on South African swimmer Erin Gallagher. ...

South Africa’s ex-leader asks top judge to delay his arrest

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NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has launched a last-ditch bid to avoid prison by asking the country‚Äôs acting chief...

South Africa’s ex-leader Zuma urges court to stop his arrest

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NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African president Jacob Zuma...

AME, church with ‘justice in DNA,’ meets after virus delay

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the United States' oldest historically Black denomination, launched its General Conference on Tuesday with delegates expected to address racial...

South Africa’s new coronavirus cases surge to record levels

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's resurgence of COVID-19 is setting record numbers of new daily cases, centered in Johannesburg and driven by the delta variant,...