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World Aug 01South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak
South Africa, with a population of about 58 million, has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world, behind the U.S., Brazil, Russia and India, all countries with significantly higher populations, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Experts…
World May 24In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait
South Africa is struggling to balance its fight against the coronavirus with its dire need to resume economic activity. The country with the Africa’s most developed economy also has its highest number of infections.
World Mar 23South Africa to go into 3-week nationwide lockdown
South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will to go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting Thursday to try to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the president said Monday.
World Sep 14Zimbabwe’s Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed
HARARE, Zimbabwe — African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for…
World Sep 11Mugabe’s body returned to Zimbabwe but burial place undecided
The burial location is still undecided because of friction between the ex-leader's family and the government.
World May 10South Africa’s ruling ANC coasting to win in national elections
The African National Congress, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, had 57 percent of the vote in Wednesday's election after 95 percent of votes were counted.
World May 09South Africa’s ruling ANC party holds lead in national election
With returns from 46% of South Africa's voting districts tallied, the ANC had 57% of the vote, according to results announced by the electoral commission.
World May 07South Africa’s election falls amid graft scandals, high unemployment
A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality.
World Mar 19Cyclone’s huge floods endanger thousands in southern Africa
Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees.
World Mar 18Mozambique’s president says cyclone death toll may be 1,000
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years.