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South Africa confirms first case of coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG South Africa on Thursday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a man who had visited Italy. “The National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive,” the health…

Rhino, elephant poaching declines in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG The number of rhinos killed for their horns in South Africa has been reduced for a fifth consecutive year as authorities tighten their grip on poachers, the environment ministry said Monday. A total of 594 rhinos were killed…

South African military plane crash-lands in Congo

GOMA, Congo A South African air force plane crash-landed and caught fire Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Congo but there were no casualties, authorities said. The C-130BZ military aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight…