• Justin Harding leads Euro Tour’s Tshwane Open by 1 shot

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Justin Harding fired a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Tshwane Open in South Africa on Thursday.

  • South African bookshop a treasure trove of eclectic history

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The only clue to a literary treasure trove tucked away in downtown Johannesburg is a fading sign, but behind this door is a fantastic maze containing an estimated 2 million books and prints.

  • In this photo taken Sunday Jan. 29, 2016, impoverished cattle walk along a dried up river bed in the village of Chivi, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought afflicting the region. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

    MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for food. In this drought-stricken area of Zimbabwe, some people allege that who you know determines whether you’ll get state food aid, with those out of favor with local officials going hungry.

  • South Africa: About 87 trapped after collapse at mine

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African miners’ union says about 87 people are trapped after a building collapsed at a gold mine in the country’s eastern Mpumalanga province.