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Two South African groups applied for an arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni (photo, from aljazeera.net), the head of Israel’s Kadima party, over alleged war crimes. But their application has been turned down by the South African police’s special investigation division. (more…)

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Over alleged war crimes, two South African groups seek an arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni, the head of Israel’s Kadima party, who is to visit the country next week, said Israeli media. (more…)

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South African president Jacob Zuma called for national unity after the murder of white supremacists leader Eugene Terreblanche (photo, from bbc.co.uk).

South African leaders have warned against any attempt by white supremacists to avenge the murder after the remnants of Mr Terreblanche’s AWB party vowed revenge. (more…)

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To tackle its cholera outbreak (map, from bbc.co.uk), Zimbabwe’s government has asked for urgent international help, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Health minister David Parirenyatwa is reported to have asked for medicine, equipment and funds to pay medical staff, during a meeting with aid agencies. (more…)

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A 19-year-old white South African has been sentenced to four life terms in jail for killing four black people in a shooting spree in January.

Witnesses told the court that while shooting those people, among who were a three-month-old baby and a boy of 10, Johan Nel (photo, from AP) shouted racist abuse. (more…)

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Two vice-presidents have been sworn in by the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe (photo, from terrepolitique.com), who also unilaterally appointed members of his ruling Zanu-PF party to key cabinet posts. (more…)

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Kgalema Motlanthe (photo, from nouvelobs.com), the deputy leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, has been sworn in as president, replacing Thabo Mbeki who resigned. (more…)

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