White South Africans are increasingly living below the poverty line as the country's job market adjusts to a post-apartheid era, which lacks the government support for whites that it once had.
While Arizona's anti-immigrant law gets all the attention, countries around the world are pursuing tough immigration polices on a scale rarely seen in history.
The nationalization of South Africa mining would scare off investors at a time when foreign investment is needed most to help create jobs, say industry experts.
Critics claim the arrest of media mogul Raymond Dokpesi, the director of opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Babangida's campaign, was politically motivated.
Henry Okah, the former leader of the Nigerian rebel group that claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed 12 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Friday, is due in South African court Monday.
A top member of a Congo opposition group in South Africa says assailants attempted to kidnap him last week because he is rallying Congolese nationals against President Kabila.
Some countries have taken steps to block cellphone use during unrest, eliminating a key tool for African activists and organizers.
Proponents say genetically modified seeds arm Africa's family farms in the war against pests, droughts, and depleting soil. Critics cite concerns about biodiversity and health.