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Kenneth Kaunda, who became Zambia’s first president after helping to lead a peaceful revolution against colonial British rule, has died at the age of 97 after being treated for pneumonia at a military hospital in Lusaka.
Football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic has refused to respond to accusations of killing a lion in South Africa, but has still been attacked by his compatriots on social media.
South Africa, which has some of the toughest Covid-19 restrictions, is set to relax them, including a ban on alcohol sales. To avert a feared onslaught of booze buyers, retailers are proposing what seems an outlandish scheme.
South Africa’s National Assembly was unceremoniously ‘Zoom-bombed’ on Thursday morning, when a hacker inundated lawmakers’ screens with porn. The miscreant also racially abused the assembly’s speaker Thandi Modise.
The South African ecotourism industry, globally popular for hunting and wildlife viewing, has been plunged into crisis amid the global shutdown, which can lead to a spike in wildlife poaching and farm attacks.
White billionaires giving money to help struggling South Africans during the Covid-19 economic slump have faced a barrage of insults from anti-white radical politicians.
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed he was arrested in the 1970s while trying to visit jailed South African civil rights campaigner Nelson Mandela. After critics called him out, his campaign now denies the claim.
Students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa set up flaming barricades and pelted police with various missiles as demonstrations against fees spiralled into violence.
England hero Ben Stokes could be in hot water with the cricket authorities after he was caught on camera appearing to call a fan a “f*cking four-eyed c*nt” after being dismissed against South Africa.