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The Latest | Israel says it will reopen border crossing with hard-hit northern Gaza

Jul. 12, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

Israel says it's taking steps to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, including reopening a key border crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced the plans early Friday, just hours after President Joe...

South Africa's new government brings Black and white together. It's also reviving racial tensions

Jun. 22, 2024 01:21 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a country where racial segregation was once brutally enforced, South Africa's new coalition government has brought a Black president and a white opposition leader together in an image of unity. Yet the power-sharing agreement sealed a week ago...

Today in History: June 20, Queen Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 172nd day of 2024. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...

Today in History: June 16, Donald Trump launches presidential campaign

Jun. 16, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 16, the 168th day of 2024. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 2015, real estate mogul Donald Trump launched his successful campaign to become president of the United...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa is reelected for second term after a dramatic late coalition deal

Jun. 15, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after his party struck a dramatic late coalition deal with a former political foe just hours before the vote. Ramaphosa, the leader of the African National...

Today in History: June 12, 49 killed in Pulse nightclub shooting

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 164th day of 2024. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving...

South African opposition parties holding crunch talks on the ANC's unity plan. But deep rifts remain

Jun. 07, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African opposition parties were meeting Friday and will continue crunch talks into next week to consider the ruling African National Congress' offer to become part of a government of national unity. ANC failed to secure a majority in last week's highly...

South Africa's ANC leans toward a 'unity' government that evokes Mandela but divisions are there

Jun. 07, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and other senior officials of the African National Congress party were in a critical meeting Thursday to decide if they should formally propose a “unity” government bringing in all major parties to solve a political...

South Africa questions its very being. Yet a difficult change has reinforced its young democracy

Jun. 06, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa is in a moment of deep soul-searching after an election that brought a jarring split from the African National Congress, the very party that gave it freedom and democracy 30 years ago. In the days after rejecting what was once the...

A guide to what's next for South Africa and the key figures in unprecedented coalition talks

Jun. 03, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's election has decided little, other than the African National Congress that liberated the country from apartheid in 1994 has lost its 30-year majority. It remained the biggest party, though. With no one holding a majority, South Africa's...