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Terrorism charge for suspect in South Africa Parliament fire

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A homeless man accused of setting a fire that destroyed part of South Africa's historic Parliament complex was charged with terrorism Tuesday and sent to a psychiatric h...

African Cup: Virus cases for Egypt, more problems for Gabon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Egypt's team delayed its departure for the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament Friday after backup goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal and goalkeeping coach Essam el-Hadary tes...

From Salah to a 16-year-old: Players to watch at African Cup

From Mohamed Salah to a 16-year-old midfielder from Mauritania, this month's African Cup of Nations will show off the continent's full range of soccer talent. Here are some players t...

Virus and VAR: Things to know about soccer's African Cup

The threat of the resurgent coronavirus will hang heavily over the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament when it opens on Sunday in Cameroon. Still, organizers are pressing ahead ...

Firefighters finally leave South Africa Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters have left South Africa's Parliament complex and handed over responsibility for it to police four days after a major blaze destroyed the main chamber of the ...

African Cup to open, soccer to vie with virus for attention

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The African Cup of Nations will finally open in Cameroon on Sunday, three years later than planned and after two delays. The first postponement was a result ...

Senegal latest team hit by virus days ahead of African Cup

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s national soccer team was forced to delay its flight to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after three more players and six members of the backroom staff tested posi...

Fire reignites at South Africa's Parliament in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The fire that has already destroyed South Africa's main Parliament chamber flared up again Monday about 36 hours after it started in the 130-year-old complex of historic...

Fire ravages South Africa's historic Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A major fire ripped through South Africa's 138-year-old Parliament complex on Sunday, gutting offices and causing some ceilings to collapse at a site that has hosted som...

Algeria-Gambia African Cup warmup canceled because of virus

An African Cup of Nations warmup game between defending champion Algeria and Gambia was called off hours before kick-off in Qatar on Saturday after several Gambia soccer players tested positive for th...

South Africa's Quinton de Kock quits test cricket at age 29

South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock retired from test cricket on Thursday in a shock move announced just a few hours after he played in the defeat to India in the first test in Centurion...

India looks past omicron, sees chance of history in SAfrica

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — For all its glorious history, India has never won a test series in South Africa and the chance to change that will be the focus for Virat Kohli's top-ranked team on a mo...

African Cup buildup: Omicron concerns, player release clash

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon (AP) — African Cup of Nations organizers insist the tournament will begin as planned in Cameroon despite the fast-spreading omicron variant adding to an extensive list of concerns. ...

New variant hits sports just as they were nearing normality

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted ...

AB de Villiers retires from all cricket: 'I've had my time'

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — AB de Villiers retired from all cricket on Friday, ending a career that saw him flourish into one of his generation's most gifted batsmen in any format, whether in test ...