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  • A million face severe malnutrition in the Sahel, UNICEF warns

     
    A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
  • South African ex-miners seek compensation for lung disease

     
    A lawyer for hundreds of chronically ill South African gold miners says they were denied health checks for the potentially fatal lung disease silicosis. Attorney Richard Meeran says legal action has been launched in a London court seeking compensation...
  • South African ruling party youth leader refuses to resign

     
    South African ruling party youth leader Julius Malema slammed disciplinary procedures against him as worse than apartheid justice. Malema said he would not step down as ANC Youth League president, despite his suspension....
  • U.N. panel votes to condemn Syria for violent crackdown

     
    A United Nations committee voted Tuesday to condemn Syria for its violent crackdown on protesters, stepping up the pressure Syria's increasingly isolated president, Bashar Assad, after Turkey’s prime minister urged him to step down....
  • Michelle Obama's magical family tour of Africa

     
    The Obama extended family spends a week touring parts of Africa, ending with a private weekend safari....
  • South Africa's Johnny Clegg returns with first U.S. album in 17 years

     
    When South African musician Johnny Clegg started playing music in earnest in the 1970s, he was something of a trendsetter, one who assembled an integrated band of white and black musicians at a time when his nation’s government officially sanctioned.......
  • Black rhinoceros who survived being shot by poachers is transported to South African zoo

     
    JOHANNESBURG — A critically endangered black rhino shot nine times by poachers in South Africa has been moved to a zoo in Johannesburg. Faan Coetzee of the Endangered Wildlife Trust said Monday that 5-year-old Phila will stay at the zoo......
  • World Cup: Weather cools off Ghana

     
    Ghana had to delay its Thursday morning practice session in Rustenburg because the field was unusable. “The pitch is frozen and it has to be cleared.” Fred Pappoe, vice president of the Ghana Football Assn., said on the group’s website.......
  • World Cup: The invasion of Paris

     
    As if South Africa didn't have enough problems, Paris Hilton has arrived in Johannesburg, according to the socialite's Twitter page. Sister Nicky also tweeted that she was "looking forward to going on safari and watching the football." Hope someone...
  • Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

    Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
  • Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile

    Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile
    Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...