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.

Zimbabwe’s prime minister says violence that killed 1 strips constitution reform of legitimacy

Zimbabwe PM condemns violence against reform

Zimbabwe court frees 83 Peace Day marchers; group will face minor “criminal nuisance” charges

Zimbabwe Peace Day marchers freed after 2 days

Zimbabwe constitution reform canvassing postponed indefinitely after weekend violence

Zimbabwe constitution meetings halted by violence

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

From midwives in flip-flops to motorcycle ambulances, saving pregnant mothers is global goal

Gains made, but many pregnant mothers still die

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

Zimbabwe state airline fires striking pilots, plans to charter outside carriers to take over

Zimbabwe state airline fires striking pilots

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.

South African unions suspend civil service strike after 20 days

Unions suspend South African civil service strike

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.”

Zimbabwe’s president says no more concessions with the coalition until sanctions are abolished

Zimbabwe’s president says sanctions must go

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

At regional African summit, activists call for independent probe into killing in Congo

At regional African summit, focus on Congo killing

Zimbabwe: Disputed appointment of governors resolved ahead of the southern African summit

Zimbabwe’s coalition agrees on some disputed posts

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.

Zimbabwe summons Western diplomats on Mugabe speech walkout; US, Europeans refuse to apologize

Diplomats won’t apologize for Mugabe walkout

Emotional, angry Zimbabwean President Mugabe attacks West at sister’s burial

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe attacks West at sister’s burial

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


Zimbabwean president’s sister Sabina, Mugabe’s closest ally, confidante, dies in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean president’s sister dies

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The party of Zimbabwe’s president says his sister Sabina Mugabe — a former lawmaker and one of his closest allies — died after a long battle with illness. She was 76.

Zimbabwe starts appeal against treason acquittal of top PM aide, outspoken Mugabe critic

Zimbabwe appeals treason acquittal of top PM aide

South Africa’s president launches a housing plan for shantytowns; 400,000 homes in 4 years

South Africa’s president launches shantytown plan

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

Rising ticket prices, inactive stadiums likely to be South Africa’s initial World Cup legacy

SAfrica’s World Cup legacy: Higher ticket prices

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

Protected by Comment Guard Pro