South Africa

  • S.African opposition target Ramaphosa over mining massacre

    South Africa's leftist opposition leader Julius Malema said Thursday he would press for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to face murder charges over the 2012 Marikana massacre of 34 striking miners. A judiciary inquiry into the killings last week exonerated Ramaphosa, who was then a non-executive…

    AFP
  • J&J vaccine completely prevented HIV in half of monkeys in trial

    An experimental Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys that got the shot and then were exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus, results that spurred the company to test the vaccine in people, academic and company researchers said on Thursday. It…

    Reuters
  • South African, Brazilian projects win Norwegian CO2 credit tender

    The Norwegian government has selected a total of five projects in Brazil and South Africa under its second tender to purchase carbon credits to meet its emission targets, helping prop up ailing demand for carbon-cutting projects. The U.N.’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) allows investors in…

    Reuters
  • Rwanda brings lions back to safari park, plans for rhinos

    By Clement Uwiringiyimana AKAGERA, Rwanda (Reuters) - Rwanda reintroduced lions, flown in from South Africa, to its Akagera National Park this week after the last indigenous animal was spotted in 2006 and plans to add rhinos within a year as it bids to draw more tourists, park officials said.…

    Reuters
  • Guide survives leopard mauling at S.Africa's Kruger Park

    A safari guide Thursday survived a leopard attack while viewing wildlife with tourists at South Africa's famed Kruger National Park, officials said. Park officials said in a statement the animal "cunningly disappeared" from view and then sprang a surprise attack, pouncing on the guide's arm.

    AFP
  • South Africa's Peyper to ref England-Fiji opener of RWC

    DUBLIN (AP) — South Africa's Jaco Peyper received the first refereeing assignment at the Rugby World Cup, between England and Fiji at Twickenham on Sept. 18.

    Associated Press
  • Mustafizur picked to play South Africa in 1st T20

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa will find out in its opening tour match on Sunday what all the fuss is about Bangladesh sensation Mustafizur Rahman.

    Associated Press
  • Before Obama trip, U.S. gay ruling inspires hope and revulsion in Africa

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama hailed last week's Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a "thunderbolt" but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month. In most of Africa's 54…

    Reuters
  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994…

    Associated Press
  • South Africa apologizes for using drone camera in Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Cricket South Africa apologized on Thursday for using a drone camera during its practice session the previous day.

    Associated Press