Doctors had advised to terminate two of the babies during the pregnancy, after they discovered that one of the eggs had split and the surrogate was pregnant with triplets. However the fathers decided against taking the advice and the babies were born prematurely in early July, weighing each only a little over a kilogramme, and […]
Media playback is not supported on this device Commanding Semenya eases to 800m gold South Africa’s Caster Semenya won Olympic gold in the 800m but Great Britain’s Lynsey Sharp missed out on a medal as she finished sixth. Semenya, 25, set a national record to win in one minute 55.28 seconds and finish well clear […]
South Africa’s first-five Elton Jantjies breaks away from an Argentine player during their first match of the Rugby Championship. A try two minutes from time by Warren Whiteley earned South Africa an unconvincing 30-23 victory over Argentina in an error-strewn Rugby Championship match on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time). The touchdown capped a late fightback by […]
Jamaicans are being urged to look to Africa as a market for their films and other creative works. This call has come from film producer Donisha Prendergast, first grandchild of Bob and Rita Marley.
She gave the charge at a private screening of her latest project, 50 Days in Afrika, a docu-film done […]
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Democracy in Africa is under threat. In Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, presidents have extended their stay in office, overturning constitutional term limits in the process. Even in South Africa, once the continent’s leading democratic light, the African National Congress (ANC) has become increasingly corrupt and out of touch with its former urban base. Does this mean […]
Image copyright AFP Image caption Chris Hani was shot as he picked up the morning newspapers at his home A court in South Africa has ruled that the killer of anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani should be freed on parole after more than 22 years in prison. The government had resisted moves to release Janusz Walus, […]
Africa’s top scientists, policymakers and start-ups have gathered for a landmark conference aimed at stemming the continent’s brain drain and encouraging governments to nurture research in fields from virology to maths.
Organisers of the first Next Einstein Forum (NEF), concluding on Thursday near Senegal’s capital, Dakar, hope to reverse a situation in which Africa’s […]
South Africa showed some improvement after aggressive anti-poaching efforts, but the overall number of rhinos killed increased in other nations. Of the total number of rhinos killed in the continent last year, about 1,175 were in South Africa. The number is 40 less than rhinos killed in that country the year before. MUST WATCH “This […]
Image copyright EPA Image caption We can work it out? This week South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria and stressed that Africa’s two economic giants could work together. Relations have been fraught, not helped by South African deaths in a Nigerian pastor’s building and a $5bn Nigerian fine for a South African phone company. […]