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Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada 28, Durant 6 Afton 28, Hulbert 6 Allen 34, Canadian 8 Antlers 61, Savanna 14 Apache 30, Rush Springs 0 Ardmore 28, Ponca City 18 ...

South Africa: Top court upholds ex-president's jail sentence

Sep. 17, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court in a ruling viewed as a stern test of the country's resolve to hold powerful figures to account. ...

Despite COVID-19, South Africa to hold key local polls

Sep. 14, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After uncertainty if COVID-19 would force South Africa to postpone local government elections, the courts have ruled that the crucial polls should move ahead. Despite concerns about political rallies spreading the disease, South Africa's courts...

South Africa events industry gets boost with regulation ease

Sep. 13, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The hospitality and events industry in South Africa has received a major boost with the government easing tough COVID-19 regulations that have since June prevented it from accommodating more than 50 people in restaurants and public events. South...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Antlers 30, Coalgate 7 Ardmore 42, Shawnee 14 Arkoma 52, Bowlegs 0 Balko 62, Tyrone 30 Barnsdall 54, Copan 8 Berryhill 35, Cascia Hall 7 ...

South African riots to cost $1.7 billion in insurance claims

Sep. 08, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rioting that erupted in parts of South Africa in July over former President Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment caused damage worth $1.7 billion (25 billion rand), according to the state insurance company handling the claims. More than 300 people died...

South Africa to encourage vaccinations, but not force them

Sep. 03, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his government will encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccinations but will not force them. Ramaphosa said that he believes employees may refuse vaccinations on medical and constitutional grounds. ...

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan blasts require gov't credibility

Sep. 01, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan Roman Catholic leader has said the government must win back the confidence of the church before the two sides can hold talks on the church's criticisms of inquiries into 2019 Easter Sunday bomb blasts that killed 269 people. ...

South Africa must guard whistleblowers says security expert

Aug. 27, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The killing of a South African health official providing evidence about an allegedly corrupt contract to purchase COVID-19 personal protective equipment has sparked calls for better protection of whistleblowers in the country. Babita Deokaran, 53,...

South African president testifies at inquiry into corruption

Aug. 11, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday said he tried to combat corruption he saw as the country's deputy president during former President Jacob Zuma’s controversial time in power. Ramaphosa, testifying at a judicial investigation...