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Yellen says Africa to shape world economy as US reengages

Jan. 26, 2023 13:33 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen watched Ford cars and pickup trucks being assembled at a plant in South Africa on Thursday, citing it as an example of cooperation between Washington and Africa as she begins the Biden administration's big push to reengage with a...

Yellen tours wildlife reserve to start South Africa visit

Jan. 25, 2023 09:22 AM EST

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen used a tour of a wildlife park in South Africa on Wednesday to announce a joint initiative to combat wildlife trafficking and related criminal activities in both countries. Yellen said during a visit to the...

Lavrov blames West for no Ukraine talks, defends navy drills

Jan. 23, 2023 16:30 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Russia was willing to negotiate with Ukraine in the early months of the war, but the United States and other Western nations advised Kyiv against holding talks, Moscow's top diplomat said Monday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks on a...

Russia, China to hold naval drills off South Africa

Jan. 19, 2023 10:05 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russia and China will conduct naval drills in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa next month, in another indication of their strengthening relationships with Africa's most developed country amid the war in Ukraine and global financial uncertainty. The...

Escaped tiger in South Africa found and euthanized

Jan. 18, 2023 03:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tiger that escaped from a private farm in South Africa and attacked a man and killed two dogs and a pig while on the loose for days was euthanized on Wednesday. Sheba, an 8-year-old female tiger, was shot in the early hours of the morning after being spotted...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 17, 2023 07:46 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 15 The Washington Post on the handling of classified documents It will be up to the two special counsels to investigate and weigh the handling of secret documents by President Biden...

South Africa: Search on after tiger escapes, attacks man

Jan. 16, 2023 12:23 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa are searching for a tiger that escaped from its enclosure at a private farm near Johannesburg over the weekend, injured a man and killed a dog. Local media said the man survived the attack but was taken to the hospital. ...

South African leader skips Davos amid electricity crisis

Jan. 16, 2023 06:29 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has canceled his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos in order to deal with his country's worsening power blackouts. Ramaphosa's office made the announcement in a statement late Sunday. He had been scheduled to lead a...

Gerrie Coetzee, former WBA heavyweight champ, dies at 67

Jan. 13, 2023 05:46 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Gerrie Coetzee, a former South African boxer and WBA heavyweight champion who defied some of his country's racist laws during the height of apartheid in the 1970s and 1980s and won popularity with Nelson Mandela and both Black and white fans, has died. He was 67. ...

English soccer team allows player to appear in TV series

Jan. 12, 2023 08:11 AM EST

MACCLESFIELD, England (AP) — A soccer team in England's eighth tier has granted its main striker a period of leave so he can appear on the new series of reality TV show Love Island. Macclesfield, a club which leads the Northern Premier League West Division by eight points, said...