A report this week that Rwandan rebels looted villages in Congo and mass-raped more than 150 women and children in July has human rights activists asking why the UN peacekeeping mission can't prevent such atrocities.
08/25/2010 01:53 pm
An ongoing national South Africa strike by government workers was calmer on Friday, after violent protests flared earlier in the week. Many schools remain closed and some hospitals are turning patients away.
08/20/2010 12:00 pm
The United States has joined those questioning proposed changes to South Africa's media laws, including a media tribunal and information bill that critics call 'draconian.'
08/19/2010 08:13 am
The US-based Rapaport Diamond Trading Network announced a Zimbabwe diamond ban Monday, but will it have the desired effect of preventing child labor and forced labor?
08/17/2010 02:34 pm
The 'dirty stones' - uncut diamonds - that model Naomi Campbell indicated she may have received from Liberian strongman Charles Taylor, now on trial for war-crimes at The Hague, were handed over to authorities by a man affiliated with a charity established by former South African President Nelson Mandela.
08/06/2010 01:46 pm
Migrant leaders are crediting the South African government's quick response for preventing last week's xenophobic violence from mushrooming into something akin to the attacks of 2008 that left more than 60 dead.
07/28/2010 01:42 pm
Africa Monitor Sudan President Bashir, accused of war crimes, would be arrested in South Africa, says ANC
South Africa's ruling African National Congress said Tuesday that Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes, would be arrested if he came to South Africa.
07/28/2010 12:45 pm
Desmond Tutu, one of South Africa's most beloved figures, announced plans Thursday to retire from public life after his birthday in October.
07/22/2010 01:41 pm
Thousands of Zimbabweans are fleeing back home after two days of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg, South Africa, reminding many of the 2008 anti-foreigner riots that killed more than 60 people displaced more than 200,000.
07/21/2010 03:17 pm
South Africa hosted a successful World Cup, but now many citizens are stepping up threats against migrant workers from other African countries. Will there be a repeat of deadly riots of 2008? One employer is building an 'asylum.'
07/14/2010 02:01 pm