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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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