South African police use rubber bullets to scatter protesters after marchers torch police car

South African protesters burn police vehicle

Mystery around humanitarian award for leader of Swaziland, kingdom accused of trampling rights

Mystery surrounds humanitarian award for Swazi PM

With South African AIDS orphans aging, prolonged and tailored help is needed

SAfrican AIDS orphans aging

PRETORIA, South Africa — When the Mohau children’s home opened in 1997, orphans with AIDS died every other day. But these days, not one child has been lost in seven years — and as they age with the help of drugs they face the teen complexities of dating and sex.

S. Africa’s Zuma slaps down nationalist ANC youth wing

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma Monday slapped down the nationalist youth wing of his African National Congress (ANC), telling a key party conference the Youth League’s conduct was “unacceptable”.

South African President Jacob Zuma slams youth wing of his party, calls for discipline

SAfrica president slams ruling party’s youth wing

Top defender at Charles Taylor’s war-crimes trial wants SAfrica’s Thabo Mbeki to give evidence

Charles Taylor’s lawyer wants evidence from Mbeki

South African 17-year-old hit by police bullet at protest over lack of exam prep time

SAfrican teen killed by police bullet at protest

South Africa’s Zuma, responding to international concern, says media freedom not threatened

S. Africa’s Zuma assures media on press freedoms

US Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed in apparent robbery attempt

Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed

JOHANNESBURG — The U.S. Embassy in Lesotho says a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the southern African country was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt.

Medical agency: Gunmen fire on plane with international aid workers landing in east Congo

Gunmen fire on plane carrying aid workers in Congo

South African president calls for talks to end nationwide civil servants’ strike in 2nd week

South African president steps in to end strikes

Rwanda threatens to withdraw peacekeepers over UN report implicating Rwanda in Congo genocide

Rwanda threatens to withdraw peacekeepers

JOHANNESBURG — Rwanda has threatened to withdraw its troops from United Nations peacekeeping operations if the world body publishes a report accusing the Rwandan army of committing possible genocide in Congo in the 1990s, Rwanda’s foreign minister says in a letter sent to the U.N.

UN draft report: Rwandan army attacks on refugees in Congo in the 1990s could be genocide

UN: Attacks on Hutus in 1990s could be genocide

UN draft report: Rwandan army attacks on Hutu refugees in Congo in the 1990s could be genocide

UN: Rwandan attacks on Hutus could be genocide

South African labor leader: Mandela’s house was bugged during tumultuous period for ANC

South African labor leader: Mandela home bugged

South African police ordered not to join strike that has hit hospitals, schools nationwide

South African police ordered not to join strike

In South Africa, doctors and activists worry about impact of strike on AIDS patients

AIDS patients hurt by South African strike

Gordimer: freedom of expression threatened in S.Africa, calls on other writers to speak out

Gordimer: free expression threatened in S.Africa

4 executed in Equatorial Guinea coup plot; opposition calls them political assassinations

4 executed in Equatorial Guinea coup plot

JOHANNESBURG — Equatorial Guinea’s government on Tuesday defended the execution of four alleged coup plotters just an hour after they were condemned in a case that Amnesty International called a “pretense of justice.”

Volunteers, soldiers help at S.African hospitals as nationwide strike hits government services

Army medics help hospitals during S.African strike

Civil servants’ union calls a strike in South Africa, protests for higher wages start slow

Civil servants’ union calls strike in South Africa

Norway pledges to work for democratic reform in Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy

Norway pledges to work for reform in Swaziland

S. Africa’s ruling party says special tribunal for journalists needed to ‘punish’ bad acts

South Africa ruling party proposes media tribunal

South Africa recalls ambassador in Rwanda for consultations before elections next week

South Africa recalls Rwanda diplomat

JOHANNESBURG — The foreign ministry says it has recalled South Africa’s ambassador to Rwanda for consultations surrounding the central African country’s elections next week.

Chilean-American author Dorfman: former political foes must to show remorse about wrong acts


South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu to retire from public life in October at 79

South Africa’s Tutu to retire from public life

Mandela’s birthday: A day to help others across South Africa

US President Barack Obama

Thousands to honour Mandela on 92nd birthday by doing good

JOHANNESBURG - Tens of thousands of people in South Africa and around the world were preparing Friday to honour former president Nelson Mandela on his 92nd birthday at the weekend by devoting time to helping others.

South Africa’s ANC to visit Mandela, do public service on anti-apartheid icon’s 92nd birthday

South Africa’s ruling party to mark Mandela Day

South Africa’s Olympic committee says it will bid for 2020 Games

SAfrica’s Olympic committee says will bid for 2020

Australia 2022 World Cup bid expects to be cleared by FIFA probe into campaign gifts

Australia 2022 bid ethics to be cleared by FIFA

Unified rainbow nation? Not yet, but World Cup displays SAfrica’s improving race relations

Racial harmony? Not yet, but SAfrica makes strides

South Africa’s ex-national police chief found guilty in long-running corruption case

S.Africa’s ex-top cop found guilty of corruption

World Cup Today, Day 20

World Cup Today

JOHANNESBURG — A look at Day 20 Tuesday at the 2010 World Cup (all times EDT):

South Africa: protesters march on US consulate to demand raise in AIDS funding for Africa

SAfrica protesters march for US AIDS funding

Euro champ Spain loses to Switzerland 1-0 at World Cup, Chile, Uruguay win

Spain loses to Switzerland, Chile beats Honduras

Strike impact: S.African police will keep expanded security duties throughout World Cup

Police to keep new stadium duties thru World Cup

FIFA, World Cup organizers tightlipped on growing security issues at 5 stadiums

FIFA, WCup organizers clam up on stadium security

World Cup protests continue in Durban, city’s poor join rally

WCup labor protests continue, FIFA goes quiet

World Cup security strike spreads to half of venues, Johannesburg latest to be hit

World Cup strike spreads to half of venues

Security stewards strike in Johannesburg, Durban as World Cup labor dispute continues

Security stewards protest in Durban, Johannesburg

Deafening noise, dazzling color: World Cup opens with ceremony

World Cup opening ceremony with happy noise

FIFA president Sepp Blatter to seek re-election for another 4-year term in 2011

FIFA president Blatter declares re-election bid

South African police say an Argentine soccer hooligan is being held at airport

South African police: Argentine hooligan held

South African fans split whether Nelson Mandela should attend opening ceremony of World Cup

SAfricans split on Mandela’s attendance at opening

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