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Rhinos return to same location to poop, and for good reason

White rhinos return to the same communal spot to poo, according to a new study. This allows the animals to pick up information about each other from the dung. The area acts as a type of 'social network.'

South African president says ANC ready for female leader

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling ANC party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was named by the party's influential women's league as its choice to succeed him.

Exhumed bodies reveal S.Africa's deep apartheid wounds

Pretoria - After 52 years, Mncedisi Tyopo finally stood beside his father's grave, looking down at remains being exhumed as part of South Africa's attempts to come to terms with its painful past.

S. Africa's Zuma pushes to overturn graft probe

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma has launched a court challenge to a watchdog probe that raised allegations of misconduct against him, an affidavit showed Sunday, as he fights to hold on to power.

S. Africa's President Zuma survives attempted ousting

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma survived an attempt to oust him from office after a "robust" and "difficult" debate within the ruling ANC party, an official said Tuesday.

Three S.African ministers call for Zuma to resign: report

Johanesburg - At least three South African ministers have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign, local media reported Monday, in the most serious challenge to his leadership since he took power in 2009.

Kids' hospital fulfils Mandela dream 3 years after death

Johanesburg - Brightly-painted wards and colourful furnishings are matched by state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres at a new children's hospital in Johannesburg honouring Nelson Mandela.

S.Africa union federation backs Ramaphosa for power

Johanesburg - South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday won the support of Cosatu, the biggest union federation, to be the ANC party's next leader, boosting his chances of taking national power.

S.African farmers in court for shoving black man into coffin

- Two white South African farmers briefly appeared in court on Wednesday on assault charges after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

White pair charged with shoving black S.African into coffin

Johanesburg - Two white men in South Africa have been charged with assault after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive, a court official said Tuesday.

Africa waits and wonders on Trump's foreign policy

Johanesburg - Across Africa, the approaching presidency of Donald Trump has provoked deep uncertainty over how the United States will pursue policies ranging from counter-terrorism and trade, to aid and climate change.

S.Africa's Zuma easily survives no-confidence vote

Cape Town - South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Thursday as ruling ANC lawmakers ignored calls from opposition parties to vote him out of office.

S. Africa's Zuma: 'I am not scared of jail'

Johanesburg - South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma put on a brave face Saturday at his first public appearance since the release of fresh evidence of alleged corruption at the top of the ANC government."I have spent a lot of time in jail.

South Africa corruption probe piles pressure on Zuma

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday faced increasing calls to resign after a damaging probe unearthed further evidence of alleged corruption at the top of the ANC government.

S.Africa court orders Zuma graft report to be released

Pretoria - A potentially explosive report into corruption allegations against President Jacob Zuma must be released Wednesday, a South African court ruled, as calls grow for him to resign.

South Africa prosecutor drops fraud charges against Gordhan

Pretoria - South Africa's top prosecutor on Monday announced that fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his co-accused would be dropped.

Cape Town's gay mosque provides rare haven

Cape Town - Friday prayers at the People's Mosque in Cape Town looks like any other around the Islamic world, except in this South African city the imam is openly gay and the teaching promotes homosexual rights.

Can child nutrition be boosted by lipid supplements?

A new project, examining childhood nutrition, has found that a lipid-based nutrient supplement leads to improved growth and development. In addition, children in the study had improved iron levels.

Fossils of new dinosaur have been found in outback of Australia

A species of dinosaur has been found in the outback of Australia, a giant creature that lived almost a hundred million years ago. It's already been given a name, one derived from the couple who discovered it and the land it was found upon.

S.Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

Pretoria - South Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world's worst crimes.
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