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FILE — In this Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 file photo people wear face masks to protect against COVID-19 before boarding a minibus taxi in Johannesburg. In a television address to the nation Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would revert to level 3 of a strict lockdown in a bid to control a surge in the virus and it would be compulsory to wear face masks in public. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell/File)

As South Africa's virus spikes, president bans liquor sales

Dec. 28, 2020 2:47 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed a ban on alcohol sales and ordered the closure of all bars Monday as part of new restrictions to help the country battle a resurgence of the coronavirus, including a new variant. Ramaphosa also announced the closure of all beaches and...

Mourners look at the body of 5-year-old Wandi Zitho at his funeral in Orange Farm, South Africa, on April 28, 2020. The boy was murdered in a suspected witchcraft ritual and his body was found in his neighbor's tavern. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

In South Africa, child homicides show violence 'entrenched'

Dec. 22, 2020 2:59 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — At night, Amanda Zitho worries her little boy is shivering and cold in his coffin and yearns to take him a blanket. She knows Wandi’s dead and gone and it’s senseless, but that doesn’t stop the ache. Wandi was 5 when he was killed in April, allegedly...

England cricket board: 2 members of touring party in South Africa have 'unconfirmed positive tests' for COVID-19

Dec. 6, 2020 4:00 AM EST
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England cricket board: 2 members of touring party in South Africa have 'unconfirmed positive tests' for COVID-19.

Explosion at South Africa oil refinery, 7 hospitalized

Dec. 4, 2020 5:45 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Seven people were hospitalized after an early-morning explosion and fire at an oil refinery near the harbor in the South African city of Durban on Friday, emergency services officials said. The explosion just after 7 a.m. was heard across the city and caused a large fire that...