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  • Early try proves key as South Africa edge Argentina

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A first minute try from Ruan Pienaar proved decisive as South Africa beat Argentina 13-6 in Saturday's rain-affected Rugby Championship test at Loftus Versfeld to record a winning start to the annual four-nation competition. Pienaar'...
  • Springbok coach praises youngsters after opening win

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer made a point of praising his young players as he looked for positives after a scrappy 13-6 home win over Argentina in their opening Rugby Championship match on Saturday. "We had a 20-year-old...
  • Team USA cancels Africa trip

    Team USA cancels Africa trip
    USA Basketball cancelled a scheduled trip to Senegal due to concerns over the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The team planned to visit Senegal before the FIBA World Cup later this month. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told...
  • War, poverty and now Ebola in West Africa

    War, poverty and now Ebola in West Africa
    Colonial poverty, then civil war, and now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economic...
  • African success and the Ex-Im Bank

    African success and the Ex-Im Bank
    You can read all day about Africa and never get beyond stories of poverty, violence, corruption and health crises, including the current fears over an Ebola outbreak. But look closely and you'll see an emerging success. Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is...
  • Chill out, America: An Ebola reality check

    In West Africa, uneasiness is in the air. The world’s worst Ebola outbreak, one that has killed more than 900 people in four countries, is slowly but surely taking its toll on the region. There is no cure for the disease. It’s fair to say,...
  • Boko Haram secuestra a decenas de niños en noreste de Nigeria: testigos

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Presuntos combatientes del grupo islamista Boko Haram secuestraron a decenas de niños y hombres en un ataque realizado el domingo contra una localidad apartada en el noreste de Nigeria, dijeron el viernes testigos que...
  • In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry

    In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry
    With all the skill of a master weaver at a loom, Esther Ogble stands under a parasol in the sprawling Wuse market in Nigeria's capital and spins synthetic fibre into women's hair. Nearby, three customers - one in a hijab - wait for a turn to spend...
  • President Obama's troubling dinner party

    The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
  • In Africa policy, let freedom ring

     In Africa policy, let freedom ring
    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too. That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...