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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...

A landmark as South Africa's ANC dips below 50% support

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has received less than 50% of votes in nationwide elections for the first time, emphatically confirming the declini...

South Africa's de Kock apologizes, will take knee in future

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African cricket player Quinton de Kock will take a knee after all. De Kock apologized Thursday to teammates and supporters for refusing to play i...

De Kock protest after South Africa team ordered to take knee

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Quinton de Kock refused to play in a T20 World Cup game against the West Indies on Tuesday in protest after Cricket South Africa ordered its players to take a knee befor...

De Klerk, Kolbe out of Springboks' tour to Britain

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will miss South Africa's end-of-year tour to Britain because of a hip injury. De Klerk was one of four regulars left out of the ...

South Africa arrests 56 for taking Cabinet ministers hostage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African police said Friday they have arrested 56 people who will likely face charges of kidnapping after two government Cabinet ministers and a deputy minister wer...

Husband arrested in killing of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The husband of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop has been arrested and will be charged with her murder after Kenyan police launched a nationwide manhunt and found him in the coastal cit...

Twenty20 Cricket World Cup: 5 players to watch

Some players to watch at the Twenty20 World Cup starting on Sunday with an eight-team first round. Four teams from Round 1 will advance to join the top eight teams in the main Super 12 stage from Oct....

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police s...

Senegal and Morocco through to World Cup playoffs

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Senegal was the first team to advance to the final World Cup playoffs in Africa after Famara Diedhiou's hat trick secured a 3-1 win over Namibia on Tuesday. ...

Algeria, Egypt back to winning in World Cup qualifying

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Riyad Mahrez scored twice as African champion Algeria romped to a 6-1 win over Niger to return to winning ways in World Cup qualifying on Friday. Egyp...

Travel bookings surge as U.K. takes S. Africa off red list

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African travel agencies report a surge in reservations for travel to and from Britain on Friday ahead of the country being removed from the U.K.'s COVID-19 red list next week...