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Africa: Alarm as parts of endangered animals sold openly

Traditional medicine plays an important part in many African cultures, but in South Africa, some animal conservationists say endangered and threatened species - such as leopards - are being used to make it.

Africa: Alarm as parts of endangered animals sold openly

Africa

AU seeks to improve air travel in Africa

Delegates meeting in Ethiopia are hoping the idea of a unified airspace across the entire continent will finally take flight.

AU seeks to improve air travel in Africa

Africa

South Africa care deaths: Disgraced official apologises

The deaths of 143 mentally disabled patients, many from neglect, has shocked South Africa and families of the victims say they will not rest until those responsible are behind bars.

South Africa care deaths: Disgraced official apologises

South Africa

The new ANC: Calls for South African leadership change

Cyril Ramaphosa, the man likely to succeed South African President Jacob Zuma, laid out his vision during his first major public appearance since being elected president of the African National Congress.

The new ANC: Calls for South African leadership change

South Africa

South Africa: Black people waiting to get their land back

Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, land remains one of the most divisive issues in South Africa.

South Africa: Black people waiting to get their land back

Africa

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls on people to help rebuild the nation

Zimbabwe's new leader is appealing to millions of nationals who fled economic and political problems under Robert Mugabe to return home and help rebuild the nation.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls on people to help rebuild the nation

South Africa

South Africans hope new ANC leader will bring real change

Many hope his humble roots will play a major part in bringing about economic reforms that help the poor and battle corruption.

South Africans hope new ANC leader will bring real change

Politics

South Africa's Zuma pleads for unity as ANC picks new leader

The African National Congress has seen its popularity decline, particularly among younger voters, and deep divisions have emerged as the party looks for a new leader.

South Africa's Zuma pleads for unity as ANC picks new leader

ANC

South Africa's ANC to choose successor to Zuma

South Africa’s governing African National Congress is meeting to choose a successor to President Jacob Zuma as party leader.

South Africa's ANC to choose successor to Zuma

Religion

South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

As Christians in South Africa head to church on Sunday, a Religious Rights Commission is taking steps to regulate all places of worship. It's to stop what it calls the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.

South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

Politics

South Africa’s 'state capture' scandal widens

Protestors are accusing South African President Jacob Zuma of allowing business to control the government via corruption.

South Africa’s 'state capture' scandal widens

Health

50 years after first successful human heart transplant

It has been 50 years since the world's first successful human heart transplant. The operation was carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard at a hospital in Cape Town.

50 years after first successful human heart transplant