Category Archives: Africa

South African group reports slight drop in rhino poaching

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2015 was slightly lower than in the previous year, representing modest progress by law enforcement in countering poachers…

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S.Africa strike against England on stroke of tea

Cape Town (AFP) – A wicket on the stroke of tea restored the balance for South Africa after England made a solid start on the first day of the second…

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750 West Africans stranded in Nigeria evacuated

Lagos (AFP) – More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road…

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England 317-5 after 1st day of 2nd test in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Ben Stokes' counterattacking half-century put England on top at 317-5 against South Africa at stumps on the first day of the second test on…

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South Africa lion to get second vasectomy after lioness gives birth

View gallery A white lion named Nala (L) & her partner Brutus are seen at the Drakenstein Lion Park near Cape T … View gallery White lion cubs are seen at…

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Finn strikes as England push for win in first SA Test

Durban (South Africa) (AFP) – Steven Finn took three crucial wickets, including two in successive overs, as England pushed for victory on the fourth day of the first Test against…

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Nigeria claims Boko Haram 'largely' defeated despite bloodshed

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Residents of northeastern Nigeria were gripped by fear & anxiety on Tuesday after two days of bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram, pouring scorn on government claims…

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South African Mgwebi to head UN's DR Congo mission

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – An experienced South African general is taking over as commander of the 20,000-strong peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN's largest…

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