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10 years after Nelson Mandela's death, his party may soon lose the majority

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

A decade after the death of Nelson Mandela, many South Africans are asking what the anti-apartheid icon would have thought of the current state of the country and the direction it's heading in.


South African Paralympic gold medalist who killed his girlfriend will soon be freed

Friday, November 24, 2023

In South Africa, former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius is to be freed from jail on parole, nearly 11 years on after murdering his former girlfriend.


Sudan's war passed 6 months, with much of the world consumed by other conflicts

Saturday, October 21, 2023

An estimated 9,000 people have been killed and another 5.6 million forced to flee their homes. NPR has spoken to Sudanese from different walks of life to hear how they're coping.


With Johannesburg's building fire, the misery of gang-hijacked towers comes into focus

Friday, September 01, 2023

People desperate for housing in a country with sky-high unemployment have taken to squatting in squalid conditions in former office buildings that are rented out by criminal gangs.


Deadly Johannesburg building fire brings attention to housing operations run by gangs

Thursday, August 31, 2023

A deadly fire in an apartment block in Johannesburg, South Africa, has raised questions about the grip of gangs who illegally occupy and sell off space in empty buildings with squalid conditions.


A catastrophic fire in South Africa has taken the lives of dozens of people

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The fire in Johannesburg has killed more than 70 people. Authorities say many of the victims were people without homes, who found shelter in the run-down five-story building.


6 countries have been invited to join BRICS, a group of emerging nations

Friday, August 25, 2023

The group invited six new members to join — expanding their reach to cover over a third of the world's population in an attempt to reshape the global world order.


BRICS invites six new members to join, covering over 1/3 of the world's population

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The BRICS group of emerging economies have invited six new members to join — expanding their reach to cover over a third of the world's population in an attempt to reshape the global world order.


Group of emerging countries begins a closely watched summit

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

As South Africa prepares to welcome a number of world leaders for the summit of the group of emerging markets known as BRICS, many new countries are vying to gain membership.


Putin won't attend a South Africa summit next month, avoiding possible arrest

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

South Africa says Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the BRICS summit it's hosting in August, putting an end to questions over whether it would act on an arrest warrant for Putin.


Sudan's fighting risks reigniting war in Darfur, a site of atrocities 20 years ago

Saturday, June 10, 2023

As fighting in Sudan's capital continues to rage, experts say it's spilling over into the Darfur region and risks fully reigniting a conflict from the early 2000s that left hundreds of thousands dead.


Here's how NPR reporters around the world are dealing with air pollution

Friday, June 09, 2023

As Canada and parts of the U.S. confront declines in air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires, NPR reporters in Asia, Latin America and Africa share their experiences.


As Sudan's conflict continues into its second week, here's what to know

Thursday, April 27, 2023

With fighting continuing between rival generals, thousands are fleeing the country and embassies have shut. U.N. Secretary General António Guterres warns the violence may spread to other countries.


Residents in Khartoum live in fear and desperation as fighting rages on

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

As rival military factions fight on the streets of Sudan's capital, three women describe what life is like for them. "I think we can die at any time. Nobody can feel safe in Khartoum now," one says.


The slither of a deadly Cobra in a cockpit prompted an emergency landing

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Of all the things to go wrong midair in the cockpit of a plane, finding an unwanted poisonous snake under the pilot's seat must surely be one of the worst scenarios.


He felt the slither of a venomous snake in the cockpit — then turned the plane around

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

South African pilot Rudolf Erasmus made an emergency landing after discovering a Cape cobra accompanying him in the cockpit on Monday. The snake has not been found again since the plane landed.


Cyclone Freddy shattered records. People lost everything. How does the healing begin?

Friday, March 17, 2023

The countries hit by this unprecedented storm now must help survivors who may have lost nearly everything. We talk to an aid worker on the ground in Mozambique for insights.


Southern Africa's Cyclone Freddy set to be one of the longest and strongest ever

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Cyclone Freddy is tearing its way through Southern Africa and is on track to be one of the longest lasting and strongest cyclones on record.


South Africa joins Russia and China in naval exercises

Saturday, February 18, 2023

South Africa goes ahead with its plans to hold a naval drill with Russia and China, just days before the first anniversary of the Ukraine war.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa finds out this week if he faces impeachment

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Cyril Ramaphosa came to power pledging to tackle corruption, but after allegations against him, he faces a fight for his political life