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Megan Rapinoe's legacy with US team is bigger than soccer

Sep. 22, 2023 13:37 PM EDT

Whether she was advocating for equal pay and racial justice or just scoring a rare goal off a corner kick, Megan Rapinoe was always unabashedly authentic during her soccer career. As she prepares to step away, the 38-year old Rapinoe is showing a more vulnerable side, too. ...

Julie Ertz says goodbye to the US national team during a 3-0 win over South Africa

Sep. 21, 2023 22:24 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two-time Women's World Cup winner Julie Ertz played her final match for the United States, an emotional 3-0 victory over South Africa in an exhibition on Thursday night. Ertz announced last month that she was retiring after a 10-year career. She started against...

3 South Africa navy personnel die after swept off a submarine deck. 4 soldiers killed in road crash

Sep. 21, 2023 13:15 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Three South African navy personnel died and a senior officer was in critical condition after seven crew members of a submarine were swept off its deck by big waves as a helicopter was attempting to transfer supplies, the Department of Defence said Thursday. ...

South Africa to host US trade forum as diplomatic tensions subside

Sep. 21, 2023 05:24 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will host a meeting in November of nations participating in the U.S. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act despite earlier calls to exclude the country from the forum due to its ties to Russia and the docking of a sanctioned Russian vessel near Cape Town last year. ...

Oscar Pistorius is eligible for parole after serving half of his murder sentence, new documents say

Sep. 20, 2023 22:42 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was eligible for parole in March under South African law and the double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic runner may have been wrongly denied early release from prison because of a miscalculation over when he began serving his sentence for murder, court...

Denmark's Novo Nordisk and South Africa's Aspen sign a deal to produce insulin for African patients

Sep. 20, 2023 05:47 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk signed a deal with South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare to produce human insulin for diabetes patients in Africa, where there is a dire need for the life-saving treatment. The Africa Centers for Disease Control...

'Spring tide' ocean waves crash into buildings in South Africa, leaving 2 dead and injuring several

Sep. 18, 2023 13:49 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Big ocean waves caused by a phenomenon known as “spring tide” crashed into coastal parts of South Africa over the weekend, leaving two people dead and injuring several, authorities said Monday. The weather service said that waves as high as 9.5...

A truck-bus collision in northern South Africa leaves 20 dead, most of them miners going to work

Sep. 18, 2023 06:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A head-on collision between a truck and a bus ferrying workers to a mine in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province left 20 people dead, authorities said Monday. Construction company Murray & Roberts Cementation said 17 of its workers, who were being...

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a controversial South African political figure, laid to rest

Sep. 16, 2023 11:24 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a controversial South African politician and traditional minister of the Zulu nation, was laid to rest Saturday after dying at the age of 95 this week. President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a eulogy at Buthelezi’s funeral in Ulundi...

Big Pharma's Johnson & Johnson under investigation in South Africa over 'excessive' drug prices

Sep. 15, 2023 08:28 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — U.S.-based pharmaceuticals company Johnson & Johnson is being investigated in South Africa for allegedly charging “excessive” prices for a key tuberculosis drug, the country's antitrust regulator said Friday. J&J's Belgium-based subsidiary...