South Africa's ruling party candidate, Jacob Zuma, vows no constitutional changes ahead of April 22 vote.
It says it denied the Tibetan monk a visa so that politics wouldn't overshadow the upcoming World Cup. Critics say the decision was a nod to China.
Opposition MPs have recently been jailed, including Deputy Agriculture Minister Roy Bennett, who was arrested on charges of 'banditry and terrorism.' Critics say the charges are 'trumped up.'
The Congress of the People party officially launches on Tuesday. Its leaders – dissidents from the African National Congress – could usher in a more vibrant multiparty era.
South Africa's president was ousted by his own party this weekend.
Even in Africa, pressure is mounting for Thabo Mbeki to increase pressure on Zimbabwe's president.
Mr. Bush has been generally well-received so far on his five-country trip to Africa.