South Africa hands reins to Baxter again

May 5, 2017

South Africa hands reins to Baxter again

Stuart Baxter was appointed coach of South Africa on Thursday, ending a long search that began when his predecessor was fired last year for misconduct. Baxter, who once coached Vissel Kobe, will take charge of South Africa for the second time after coaching the ...

Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

/ Feb 6, 2017

Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

Joost van der Westhuizen, who won the 1995 Rugby World Cup with South Africa as Nelson Mandela looked on, has died after a six-year-battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. South Africa Rugby announced the death Monday. The scrumhalf distinguished himself in the ...

/ Jan 8, 2017

Zuma's ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division. The ANC will pick a new leader at a ...

/ Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

/ Nov 24, 2016

South African police nab Chinese man with 18 rhino horns

South African police Thursday said they had arrested a Hong Kong-bound Chinese man found with 18 rhino horns hidden in his luggage. He was detained on Wednesday at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport after an anonymous tipoff. “The 28-year-old male, who was in transit ...

/ Nov 23, 2016

BRICS falls under China's sway


Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.