JOHANNESBURG - Over 50 people have died in floods in South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique, South Africa's Minister for Cooperative Governance Sicelo Shiceko said Tuesday.

JOHANNESBURG - The price of a horn of an African rhino has increased to 400,000 rand ($59,000) per kg, making it far more expensive than gold, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reported.

JOHANNESBURG - A white police officer is under investigation after stopping Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, for recklessly weaving through traffic at speeds of 150 km per hour, according to South African media reports Wednesday.

JOHANNESBURG - Five rhino poachers have been shot dead and seven arrested in two South African game parks since the weekend, officials said Wednesday.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Authorities arrested the chairman of a former military dictator's presidential campaign Monday in connection with a set of dual car bombings in Nigeria's capital that killed a dozen people, senior government officials told The Associated Press.
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