Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Mos Def ordered to leave South Africa after overstaying 2013 visa

Mos Def ordered to leave South Africa after overstaying 2013 visa

Karen ButlerLONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) — Yasiin Bey, the American rapper and actor previously known as Mos Def, has been ordered to leave South Africa because he overstayed his tourist visa. Latest News – UPI.com

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South Africa: 9 people killed in fires over holiday weekend

South Africa: 9 people killed in fires over holiday weekend

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Cape Town fire department spokesman says nine people were killed in fires in the South African city over the weekend. Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Theo Layne said Monday that about 1,500 people were left homeless over the holiday weekend from five separate fires in the coastal city. Layne said...

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World Bank chief calls for $16 billion for Africa climate change help

World Bank chief calls for $16 billion for Africa climate change help

Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) — The chief of the World Bank called for a $ 16 billion effort to help Africa adapt to climate change. Top News – UPI.com

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Britain ends military support for Ebola fight in West Africa

Britain ends military support for Ebola fight in West Africa

Ryan MaassLONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) — British military involvement in the fight against the lethal Ebola outbreak in West Africa came to an end as the final eight military personnel returned home. Top News – UPI.com

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Scientists sequence first ancient human genome from Africa

Scientists sequence first ancient human genome from Africa

Brooks HaysCAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 8 (UPI) — For the first time, scientists have sequenced an ancient human genome recovered from Africa. Latest News – UPI.com

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Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago

Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. This Stone Age resettlement had previously been theorized, but the...

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Pope Francis will visit Africa in November

Pope Francis will visit Africa in November

Tomas MonzonVATICAN CITY, Sept. 10 (UPI) — The Vatican confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis will visit various African countries in November. Top News – UPI.com

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Elephant rams, spins safari truck in South Africa

Elephant rams, spins safari truck in South Africa

Ben HooperHWANGE, South Africa, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A British traveler in South Africa captured GoPro camera footage of an annoyed elephant taking a swipe at a safari truck filled with onlookers. Latest News – UPI.com

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NBA Africa Game 2015: Start time, TV schedule, live stream, rosters and more

NBA Africa Game 2015: Start time, TV schedule, live stream, rosters and more

The NBA will play its first-ever game in Africa on Saturday morning, with stars Chris Paul, Luol Deng and several others taking part in NBA Africa Game 2015. The growing globalization of basketball manifests in Johannesburg on Saturday morning, with the first NBA Africa Game featuring several stars participating at Ellis Park Arena in...

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Pro surfer barely escapes shark in South Africa; Near-miss captured on live TV

Pro surfer barely escapes shark in South Africa; Near-miss captured on live TV

Doug G. WareJEFFREYS BAY, South Africa, July 19 (UPI) — The 2015 J-Bay pro surfing championship in South Africa was quite the nail-biter Sunday — for what was happening under the waves, rather than on top of them. Top News – UPI.com

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