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South Africa: 3 year old toddler raped

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Although provincial police commissioner Mzwandile Petros often visits crime scenes, he was reluctant to attend the site where the body of three-year-old Viwe Mnembe was found at the weekend. Speaking at a police briefing yesterday, Petros, who took the opportunity to announce new appointees, said his reluctance to visit the bushes where the toddler’s body was found was fuelled by his incomprehension... 

South Africa: Durban woman becomes completely paranoid after 6 hours gang rape

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A Durban nurse who was gang-raped for six hours, while her fiance watched helplessly, says she lives her life in fear of it happening again. And while she got “some closure” this week, when one of her rapists was sentenced to three life terms plus 27 years’ imprisonment, the 40-year-old woman says her life will never be the same. After the sentencing of Tandaso Peterson Nombele,... 

A Child Is Raped Every 3 Minutes In South Africa

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One child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, a report by trade union Solidarity said on Wednesday. A report compiled by Solidarity Helping Hand said that while there were about 60 cases of child rape in South Africa every day, more than 88% of child rapes were never reported. “This means that about 530 child rapes take place every day – one rape every three minutes,” said... 

Zambian president left pee-ved off after monkey urinates on him

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Press leak: Zambian President Rupiah Banda is startled after the monkey urinates on him during a press conference, but sees the funny side A monkey urinated on Zambian President Rupiah Banda as he spoke to journalists at a news conference in the capital Lusaka yesterday. Banda shouted: ‘You (monkey) have urinated on my jacket,’ and paused as he looked up to see the animal playing in a tree... 

Somali security minister killed in suicide attack

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Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed Somalia’s national security minister and at least 24 other people were killed in a suicide attack Thursday in western Somalia, and an extremist Islamic group with alleged links to al-Qaida claimed responsibility. President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed accused al-Qaida of being behind the bombing, which also killed a senior Somali diplomat. He did not offer any evidence, but... 

ANC rulled South Africa is a Nation of Rapists

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One in four South African men questioned in a survey said they had raped someone, and nearly half of them admitted more than one attack. The study, by the country’s Medical Research Council, also found three out of four who admitted rape had attacked for the first time during their teens. It said practices such as gang rape were common because they were considered a form of male bonding. The... 

Sarkozy jeered by Africans at a funeral

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been jeered in Africa while attending the funeral of President Omar Bongo in Gabon. Hundreds of people, lined up for the funeral in the capital Libreville, booed the French president as made his way to the presidential palace, yelling at him to leave the country. President Bongo, who ruled the former French colony for 41 years, died last week at the age of... 
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Shootings started ahead of South Africa World Cup 2010

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Farmers' wives learn how to defend themselves on a farm-attack prevention course near the Zimbabwean border in South Africa Only 70 miles from a 2010 World Cup football stadium, a farmer’s wife and a boy aged 13 learn to defend themselves with lethal weapons. They say thousands of white landowners have been killed by Zimbabwe-style marauders; their black rulers accuse them of belligerence... 

Liberia: The Cannibals' War

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Aug 1996: As the trial of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor begins, we bring back an exclusive report exposing the atrocities committed by Taylor’s men. Filmed in the middle of the civil war, it includes footage of Taylor’s supporters preparing to eat a human heart and a rare interview with Taylor.  Read More »

Zimbabwe's PM Tsvangirai urges the EU to give "Massive Aid" funding

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe travels to Brussels demanding massive financial aid to economically devastated government, caused by Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean groups on Friday called on the European Union to unblock “massive aid” to their devastated country, days ahead of the first visit to Brussels by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. “Tsvangirai will be travelling... 

Zimbabwe-style land grab in South Africa?

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ANC government moves closer to confiscating white-owned farms “Our common and decisive victory against domestic apartheid confirms that you, the peoples of the world, have both a responsibility and a possibility to achieve a decisive victory against global apartheid.” South African President Thabo Mbeki in his opening speech at the recent U.N. conference on Sustainable Development HOUT... 

Hungry Zimbabweans wiping off Rhinos population to satisfy China's growing demand

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Zimbabwe’s rhinos are being wiped out amid a surge in poaching driven by Chinese demand for the animals’ horns, a wildlife conservation group warned today. Around 120 rhinos have been killed since last March to feed the lucrative Chinese black market, said Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Since last year economic collapse and the breakdown... 

South Africa: Woman Tortured, Sexually Assaulted & Killed at home in broad daylight

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A woman was killed in broad daylight in Lynnwood Manor on Tuesday after she stumbled on a gang of armed men ransacking her house. Cathy Odendaal was apparently tortured, sexually assaulted and then murdered by the four-man gang who have been terrorising the suburb. But in an unusual mobilisation of forces on Tuesday night, members of the community, along with a group of construction workers from... 

Who do criminals target in South Africa?

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Indian South Africans are bearing the brunt of crime in South Africa, according to a national survey. In the survey it is also revealed that close to 90 percent of whites, Indians and coloureds believe that very little, or nothing at all, was being done about crime by the government and about 60 percent of their black countrymen agreed with them. This is according to a study conducted by Markinor... 

White actress refusal to kiss black man turns into a race row in South Africa

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Carolyn Forword A White actress’ refusal to kiss her Black co-star on the lips during a play aimed to promote inter-racial relations has exploded into a major race row in South Africa. 22-year old Carolyn Forword says she did not walk out of the production of The Pied Piper of Hamlin because of the race of her co-star. Instead, she insists the repeated smooching is “unhygienic” and not suitable... 
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