SA blaze claims a dozen homes in resort town

SA blaze claims a dozen homes in resort town

Authorities in South Africa say a fast-moving field fire is now contained in the resort community of St. Francis Bay, but not before the blaze claimed at least 11 homes. There was no immediate word of any injuries. The fire broke out Thursday near Lyme Road North, which runs between…

Africans make progress on HIV, but the success is uneven

Africa has made some great strides in reducing HIV infection rates and their impacts, but the trends are uneven on the continent and across the globe. That’s worrying as progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS has slowed, according to an annual report from UNAIDS. “We urgently need increased political leadership…

Niger, Tunisia elected to UN Security Council seats

The nations of Niger and Tunisia were elected to two-year terms on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday. They join the 10-nation roster of nonpermanent members to the council, along with incoming nations Estonia, Vietnam and – in a first for the smallest country to ever hold a…

South Africans return home after Egypt tour bus bombing

South African officials say that two dozen tourists who came under attack in Egypt on Sunday have returned home safely, while four citizens remained in Egypt. Three of them were wounded in the bus bombing near Cairo, while a fourth stayed behind to care for an injured family member. South…

ANC celebrates election win as Ramaphosa promises a fresh start

The African National Congress (ANC) celebrated in the streets on Sunday after pulling in 57.5 percent of the support in last week’s legislative election, down from previous years but still enough to protect the ANC’s long-standing majority. President Cyril Ramaphosa led the celebrations outside ANC headquarters in Johannesburg, promising that…