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They danced and died: Tragic teen party mystery in S. Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities were seeking answers Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams died in a mysterious incident at a nightc...

EXPLAINER: The scandal engulfing South Africa's president

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa could face criminal charges and is already facing calls to step down over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions ...

Nigeria routs Sao Tome 10-0 in African Cup qualifying

Nigeria set a national record by trouncing Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in African Cup qualifying on Monday, spurred on by four goals from striker Victor Osimhen. The victory was Nige...

Source: F1 boss in South Africa for talks about race in 2023

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Formula One boss Stefano Domenicali arrived in South Africa on Monday for talks about holding a race in the country as early as next year, according to a person with kno...

South African president dodges questions on theft scandal

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Embroiled in controversy, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday refused to answer questions about his alleged cover-up of a theft of large amounts of cash fr...

South African boxer who became disoriented in fight dies

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African boxer who became disoriented during a fight and walked away from his opponent toward an empty corner of the ring while throwing punches has died of a bra...

South African rugby teams included in Europe's Champions Cup

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Three South African teams have been included in Europe's top club rugby competition from next season, tournament organizers said on Thursday. The Cape ...

Gabon federation says Aubameyang retires from internationals

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has retired from international soccer, the Gabon federation said Wednesday. The federation said it received a letter from the Barcelona striker and ...

New rugby laws pour cold water on Erasmus tactics

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Rugby is trialing new laws banning certain officials from acting as on-field water carriers in a move viewed as a direct response to the contentious tactics of South Afr...

Rugby player Elton Jantjies arrested after airplane incident

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa rugby player Elton Jantjies was charged Monday with malicious damage to property and contravening aviation laws after allegedly breaking a TV screen and swe...

South Africa cricket body drops all charges against Boucher

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cricket South Africa withdrew all disciplinary charges against national coach Mark Boucher on Tuesday less than a week before he was due to appear at a hearing to face a...

Trial starts 8 years after South Africa soccer star killed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Testimony began Monday in the trial of five men charged with murder in the shooting death of South Africa national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa eight years ago. ...

Former South Africa cricket captain Smith cleared of racism

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South Africa cricket captain Graeme Smith was cleared of racism allegations on Monday by an independent investigation that looked into claims that he used his inf...

Russian mercenaries are Putin's 'coercive tool' in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When abuses were reported in recent weeks in Mali — fake graves designed to discredit French forces; a massacre of some 300 people, mostly civilians — all evidence pointed to the...

Salah's Egypt draws Keita's Guinea in African Cup qualifying

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Mohamed Salah is set to face Liverpool teammate Naby Keita in qualifying for next year's African Cup of Nations after Egypt was drawn in the same group as Guinea on Tues...