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January 17, 2017 10:02 PM A man died when his car caught fire. It took a year and dozens more fires before Ford recalled the car

On a December night in a town on South Africa’s south coast, Reshall Jimmy’s car burst into flames. The 33-year-old was on vacation. A video of the incident that aired in South African media showed fire shooting out of the front of the car on the driver’s side as passers-by stopped their cars, frightened to approach. Within a minute, the front of the car was engulfed 60

January 17, 2017 12:32 PM Bringing the heat: Families to bring a class action suit against Ford

The sibilings of Reshall Jimmy, who died when his Ford Kuga burst into flames, are planning a class action lawsuit against the motor company. Kaveen and Renisha Jimmy, speaking at the National Press Club in Pretoria on Tuesday, said Ford’s decision, taken only this week, to intitiate a safety recall isn’t good enough. Reshall died more than a year ago but Kaveen 36

January 17, 2017 11:24 AM SA families to sue Ford over Kuga saga

Pretoria – The majority of families whose Ford Kuga SUVs burst into flames in South Africa in the past few months will be filing a class action lawsuit, their attorney announced on Tuesday. "Initially I have been instructed by the Jimmy family," attorney Rod Mantono told a media briefing in Pretoria (Reshall Jimmy died in December 2015 after his Ford Kuga burst 56

January 15, 2017 11:59 PM Riyad Mahrez brace fuels Algeria draw; Sadio Mane nets in Senegal win

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria drew 2-2 with Zimbabwe in African Nations Cup Group B on Sunday night. Mahrez, inspirational in Leicester's Premier League title success last season, scored a late equaliser as Algeria earned a point in their first match of the tournament in Gabon. The Foxes winger had put his side in front at Stade de Franceville 7

January 15, 2017 11:09 AM African Cup delights and bewilders on opening day in Gabon

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — The African Cup of Nations surprised, delighted and bewildered on Saturday, as it tends to do, with a rank outsider stunning the host on opening day and Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo scoring a wonderful goal. Teams were also forced to abandon singing their national anthems because of technical problems, and another squad was on strike 7

January 15, 2017 11:04 AM Race is an integral part of Obama’s story, and he embraced its complexity

President Obama had occupied the Oval Office for nearly a full term when government engineers came to him with a request: that he move out for a few months while they completed an overdue renovation of the West Wing. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s oldest family friend and a senior advisor, objected. “Nobody else had to do that,” she said. Other White House 68

January 15, 2017 2:48 AM African Cup of Nations: Guinea-Bissau and Gabon, Cameroon and Burkina Faso draw on opening day

GUINEA-BISSAU upset hosts Gabon by holding them to a 1-1 draw on the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations. A last-gasp goal for the small west African nation, making their finals debut, secured the draw on Saturday a week after preparations were disrupted by a players’ strike over money. Juary’s goal on the stroke of fulltime was a hammer blow to the hosts 26

January 14, 2017 11:21 PM Guinea-Bissau holds hosts Gabon in AFCON opener

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Tournament debutant Guinea-Bissau stunned host Gabon with a 90th-minute equalizer for a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the African Cup of Nations on Saturday, and Burkina Faso repeated the trick in the second match, pegging back Cameroon for the same result. Gabon was primed to celebrate a winning start to its tournament until defender 10

January 14, 2017 9:53 PM African Cup opens in Libreville, now heads to the jungle

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — The African Cup of Nations in Gabon will temporarily leave behind the beaches and palm trees of the capital Libreville and head deep into the jungle to Franceville in the far west for the next games on Sunday when two title contenders, Algeria and Senegal, open their campaigns. Saturday's opening ceremony at Libreville's Stade 21

January 14, 2017 6:22 PM African minnows Guinea Bissau snatch shock draw against Afcon hosts Gabon

Guinea Bissau centre back Juary grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to continue their fairytale African Nations Cup campaign as they held hosts Gabon to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the tournament on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked to have delivered a winning start for a nervy-looking home team with the opener after 53 minutes but Gabon got caught 24