Political fear and uncertainty in Zimbabwe have driven many people to neighboring South Africa, prompting a violent backlash from South Africans who claim that jobs are being lost to immigrants. Analysts examine the dynamics that have led to this rise…
By PBS NewsHour
South African soldiers have been deployed to help curb a recent burst of anti-foreigner violence that has killed at least 42 people and damaged the country's efforts to shore up its economic and political stability.
By PBS NewsHour
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe went on the offensive Friday, calling his opponents puppets of Great Britain who want a return to colonial rule, and blaming his critics for the country's economic problems.
In the wake of a decisive defeat in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections on Saturday, President Robert Mugabe faces an uncertain future after 28 years in power. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on the situation from neighboring South Africa.
In a yet another twist to South Africa's political scene, Jacob Zuma, the recently elected leader of the country's ruling party, has been charged in a corruption case that could jeopardize his chances of becoming president.
South Africa's top prosecutor said that he plans to bring corruption charges against Jacob Zuma, the newly elected leader of the African National Congress. A reporter looks at the man likely to become South Africa's next president.
The fighting in Darfur in western Sudan has spread to neighboring Chad, where the United Nations says hundreds have been killed and villages burned. Independent Television News reports on the tension between the two countries.
The government of Zimbabwe warned Western diplomats Monday that they would be expelled from the country if they encourage the political opposition to President Robert Mugabe. NPR correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault details the recent political unrest and violence.
Critics blame South Africa's high HIV infection rates on government inaction and mixed messages. Recently, however, the deputy president of the country has called for intensification of the fight against AIDS. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Johannesburg.
Author Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks about her new book "New News in Africa" and she discusses her time in Africa, providing a fresh perspective to a continent that is usually potrayed negetively.
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