(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- At least 117 people have been killed in ongoing riots across South Africa despite the efforts of heavily outnumbered authorities to quell violent unrest sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. South Africa's acting minister in the presidency, Khumbudzo... Read More.
(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- At least 72 people have been killed in ongoing riots across South Africa, despite the efforts of heavily outnumbered authorities to quell the violent unrest sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. The South African Police Service said in... Read More.
(HONOLULU) -- Three Honolulu police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Lindani Myeni, an unarmed South African rugby player, will not face criminal charges, according to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. Honolulu prosecuting attorney Steven S. Alm announced Wednesday that the officers were... Read More.
(LONDON) -- COVID-19 patients in Africa who become critically ill are more likely to die than those in any other region of the world, according to a new study. The report, published Thursday in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, was based on data... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As India, the second-most populous country in the world, grapples with a devastating second wave of COVID-19 infections that has pushed its health system to the brink of collapse, officials in Africa, the world's second-largest continent, are on high alert. "What’s happening... Read More.
(LONDON) -- South Africa announced Sunday it plans to end its multimillion-dollar captive lion industry and said it won’t oppose the international ban on the rhinoceros horn and elephant ivory trade. The announcement was made alongside the release of a nearly 600-page report by a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The first real-world study pitting COVID-19 variants against the Pfizer vaccine showed that the variant first detected in South Africa may be able to evade some vaccine protection, new research conducted in Israel found. While "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases, meaning people who get... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (LONDON) -- The reported death toll from COVID-19 in Africa surpassed 100,000 on Friday, as the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent grapples with a fresh wave of infections.Out of the more than 3.79 million confirmed... Read More.
By HAWORTH and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 106 million people worldwide and killed over 2.3 million, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(LONDON) -- Poaching of rhinos, one of the world's most endangered species, has been on the decline in South Africa ever since the country shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.During 2020, poaching in... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in South Africa on Monday amidst concerns that new coronavirus variants and “vaccine nationalism” are hindering efforts to control the pandemic.One million doses of the... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 101.5 million people worldwide and killed over 2.1 million of them, according to real-time data... Read More.