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South Africa fans react after the 2010 World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Africa at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein.

South Africa stumbles into a recession

South Africa's economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the second quarter, pushing the country into a recession for the first time since 2009.

The South African rand whips around after ruling party withdraws expropriation bill

The South African rand seesawed Tuesday after the country's ruling party withdrew a land-reform policy passed by parliament in 2016 amid a review of the constitution.
President Donald Trump

White supremacists celebrate Trump’s promotion of false narrative of white persecution in South Africa

President Donald Trump excited white nationalists when he unexpectedly announced that his administration would look into farm seizures and the "large scale killing" of white farmers in South Africa — a disputed claim promoted by some right wing and white supremacist groups in the country.
Char Kway Teow is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia — one of many foods most Americans are missing out on.

16 mouth-watering global dishes Americans don’t even know they’re missing

The US is home to virtually every type of cuisine, but there are still many international foods most Americans aren't familiar with.They include poutine from Canada, goulash from Hungary, and mango sticky rice from Thailand.

Obama says men have been getting on his nerves: ‘We’re violent; we’re bullying’

Former President Barack Obama criticized his own gender as he encouraged more women to get involved in politics during a speech on Wednesday. Obama was speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth when he made the comments.
Running out of water can be costly.

Cape Town is running out of water — I visited and saw what the financial problems of ‘Day Zero’ look like on the ground

Cape Town, South Africa, is experiencing a massive drought, preparing for "Day Zero," when the city's water supply is depleted. I visited and saw how the drought is having significant societal consequences, including a weakened economy and rising inequality.
The Theewaterskloof Dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water, on February 20, 2018.

People in Cape Town have massively delayed the day they run out of water by using dirty shower water to flush their toilets

The South African city has been enduring years of persistent drought, and previously said it would have to turn off most of its taps at some point this year.
The logo of Cape Town's "2-minute Shower Songs" album.

Cape Town is fighting its ‘Day Zero’ water crisis with an album of 2-minute songs to help people take quicker showers

Famous artists recorded sped-up versions of their hits for people to time their showers with.
Cape Town in South Africa.

The world’s first major city at risk of running out of water has pushed back its ‘Day Zero’ for the third time — in an apparen...

The city, one of South Africa's largest, is on a strict water rationing regime — that appears to be working.
Cyril Ramaphosa

Multi-millionaire Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa’s new president

His election elicited songs and cheers by parliament members and his supporters.