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4 South African ports working to reopen after cyberattack

Jul. 27, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Four of South Africa's largest ports are starting to reopen after having been closed by a cyberattack, the country's state-owned rail and ports operator Transnet said Tuesday. The ports of Durban, Cape Town, Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) and...

South African firm to make Pfizer vaccine, first in Africa

Jul. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first time that the shot will be produced in Africa, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute based in Cape Town will manufacture the vaccine for...

In Africa, virus ruins Olympic dreams and tests dedication

Jul. 08, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The dreaded test results came back positive for COVID-19 and the illness descended on South African swimmer Erin Gallagher. In the span of a few days, she went from elite Olympic athlete in peak condition to lying flat on a bed...

AME church to address BLM, voting rights, in delayed meeting

Jul. 06, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the United States' oldest historically Black denomination, launched its General Conference on Tuesday with delegates expected to address racial issues such as voting rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. “Our church claims...

Semenya misses Tokyo, may be forced out of Olympics for good

Jul. 03, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — This could be it for Caster Semenya and the Olympics. Forced out of her favorite race by World Athletics' testosterone rules, the two-time Olympic champion in the 800 meters took a late shot at qualifying for Tokyo in the 5,000 meters, an...