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JOHANNESBURG | Muggings mar international charity concert in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — South African media are reporting numerous muggings after a charity concert at which Beyonce and other international stars performed. People said on social media on Monday that they saw thugs attacking concert-goers and grabbing cell phones after the music festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The event on Sunday honored Nelson Mandela a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Muggings mar international charity concert in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | Oprah speaks on gender equality at Mandela event, to cheers

JOHANNESBURG — Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality at an event in South Africa, where she opened an academy for girls a decade ago. The former talk show host on Thursday joined Graca Machel, Mandela’s widow and an advocate of women’s and children’s rights, at the Soweto campus of … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Oprah speaks on gender equality at Mandela event, to cheers

JOHANNESBURG | HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, UN says

JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children’s agency says the number of youths living with HIV could drop by about one-third to 1.9 million between now and 2030, while children dying each year from AIDS-related causes could drop by nearly half to 56,000 in 2030. Its new report says that while the projected decline in HIV … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, UN says

JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce to perform at South African concert honoring Mandela

JOHANNESBURG— Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be hosted in Johannesburg by South Africa’s Motsepe Foundation, which seeks to … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce to perform at South African concert honoring Mandela

JOHANNESBURG | US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

JOHANNESBURG— The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Tuesday’s airstrike occurred in Quy Cad in the Mudug region. The strike was carried out a day after two other U.S. airstrikes killed 37 extremists with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab. … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa leaving ‘dark’ days of corruption, says leader

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country has survived a “dark period” when corruption was rampant and is now focused on achieving economic growth and land reform to win popular support in general elections next year. Speaking to international journalists, Ramaphosa said that he and his ruling party, the African National Congress, … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa leaving ‘dark’ days of corruption, says leader

JOHANNESBURG | Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

JOHANNESBURG  — Health teams responding to Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country’s nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday. The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr. Ndjoloko Tambwe Bathe, spoke to reporters after a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

JOHANNESBURG | Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

JOHANNESBURG — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended. “It will be very hard to stop the outbreak if this violence continues,” said the World … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts