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Human-induced deforestation is causing an increase in malaria cases

Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital

Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world." Not so much anymore. … Click to Continue »

South Africa declares Western Cape province a drought disaster area

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904".

Big game hunting guide crushed to death by elephant

5 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

A man who's profession involved leading groups on big game hunts in South Africa was killed during such a trip. Theunis Botha, a father of five, was crushed to death by an elephant.        

Elephant Kills Big Game Hunter Theunis Botha In Africa

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A big-game trophy hunter was killed in Africa last week during an encounter with a herd of elephants. Theunis Botha, 51, died on Friday in Zimbabwe, South Africa’s News24 reported, citing Netwerk24. Botha, who owned an outfitting company, was walking with some other hunters when they came across a group of breeding elephants. Show More Summary

African press review 22 May 2017

Why are some people in northern Nigeria unhappy about federal restructuring? What did the heads of state of the East African Community decide at their summit, which ended yesterday in Tanzania? And where does South Africa stand globally in the provision of healthcare?

S. Africa risks becoming 'mafia state' warns Ramaphosa

South Africa risks becoming a "mafia state", Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa warned Sunday, calling for a corruption probe at the top as he stepped up criticism of President Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa is one of the main candidates to succeed Zuma as head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ahead of general elections expected in 2019. Show More Summary

Spain's Alvaro Quiros wins playoff in Sicily

Alvaro Quiros of Spain beat Zander Lombard of South Africa on the second hole of a playoff to win the Rocco Forte Open on Sunday and claim his first title in more than six years        

Professional big game hunter dies after elephant falls on him in Zimbabwe

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A professional big game hunter was reportedly crushed by an elephant while hunting in Zimbabwe. According to Netwerk24, the hunter was identified as 51-year-old Theunis Botha of South Africa. Netwerk24 was told by a source that a group of hunters, including Botha, fired on three charging elephant...

Deputy President Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid 'mafia state' fate

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a "mafia state" as he admitted his party had become associated with corruption.

Golf-European Tour Rocco Forte Open scores

May 21 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Rocco Forte Open at the par-71 course on Sunday in Agrigento PLAY-OFF 1 Alvaro Quiros (Spain) after 2 2 Zander Lombard (South Africa) after 2 REGULAR ROUNDS -14 Alvaro Quiros (Spain)...Show More Summary

Goswami, Raj star in India's title win

Half-centuries from Mithali Raj and Punam Raut helped India women make light work of a 157 chase in the final against South Africa

Vince to captain Lions against SA A

James Vince has been named as captain of England Lions for their one-day series with South Africa A next month

Rugby-Coles, Milner-Skudder remain in NZ to recover from injury

WELLINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - Injured All Blacks Dane Coles and Nehe Milner-Skudder are to remain in New Zealand to continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries instead of travel to South Africa with the Wellington Hurrica...

Golf-European Tour Rocco Forte Open scores

2 days agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

May 20 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Rocco Forte Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Agrigento -16 Alvaro Quiros (Spain) 63 64 70 -11 Zander Lombard (South Africa) 62 68 72 -10 Renato Paratore (Italy) 71 62 70 PepShow More Summary

Protesters in S.African capital decry violence against women

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Saturday, angered by a rise in violence against women and children in South Africa, including killings and sex attacks. Answering the call by a group calling itself "#Not In My...Show More Summary

Abducted South African prince of Mandela's clan found unharmed

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A prince of the AbaThembu clan of South Africa's late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was found on Saturday unharmed after being abducted by four gunmen in the city of Mtata in Eastern Cape province, police said.

Africa press review 20 May 2017

Plenty to choose from this morning : food and politics in Kenya, a "greedy" general in the Gambia and "ill-mannered" remarks in South Africa.

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