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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 ...

South Africa's Erasmus banned for criticizing ref in video

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus was banned Wednesday for two months and barred from attending test matches in an official role for 10 months after the spor...

Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon in WC playoffs, Ivory Coast out

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria and Tunisia took their last chances and qualified for the World Cup playoffs in Africa on Tuesday, but Ivory Coast didn’t seize the day and is...

Kenya wins final WC qualifier with its soccer body in crisis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Kenya won its final World Cup qualifying game on Monday to provide a moment of relief from the crisis engulfing its national soccer federation. Michael...

Nigeria a point from playoffs in World Cup qualifying

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Nigeria moved a point away from Africa's final World Cup playoffs as a pair of penalties saw off Liberia 2-0 on Saturday, while a crunch game between Ivory Coast and Cam...

Salah's Egypt through to World Cup qualifying playoffs

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Egypt went through to Africa's World Cup qualifying playoffs Friday after fighting back from 2-0 down for a 2-2 draw in Angola. The point ensured Egypt...

Mali through to last 10 in WC qualifying, setback for Ghana

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Mali progressed to the final round of African World Cup qualifying by beating 10-man Rwanda 3-0 on Thursday, while Ghana experienced a major setback in its quest to make...

Pistorius up for parole, but he must meet victim's parents

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Eight years after he shot dead his girlfriend, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius is up for parole, but first he must meet with her parents. Pistorius, a w...