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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient".

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Mnangagwa told Mugabe he will be safe in Zimbabwe: state media

HARARE Incoming Zimbabwe leader Emmerson Mnangagwa assured former president Robert Mugabe he and his family would be safe in the country when the two men spoke for the first time since Mnangagwa returned home this week, state media said on Friday.

2:16am EST

Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister hospitalized: lawyer

JOHANNESBURG Former Zimbabwean finance minister Ignatius Chombo was admitted to hospital on Friday with injuries sustained from beatings he received in military custody after the army's intervention against Robert Mugabe a week ago, his lawyer said.

2:16am EST

Zimbabwe army hands ex-finance minister to police: relative

JOHANNESBURG Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military in an operation against "criminals" around ousted president Robert Mugabe last week, has been handed over to the police, a relative said on Friday.

1:50am EST

Regional African body says ready to work closely with Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa

JOHANNESBURG The Southern African Development Community (SADC), an intergovernmental organization, said on Friday that it was ready to work closely with Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government.

1:35am EST

Journalists detained by Uganda charged with treason, police say

KAMPALA Eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper arrested this week have been charged with treason, Ugandan police said on Thursday.

Nov 23 2017

Libyan government says investigating migrant 'slave market' reports

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Nov 23 2017

Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country under a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

Nov 23 2017

Zimbabwe bourse loses $6 billion, index falls 40 percent after military takeover

HARARE Zimbabwe's stock market has shed $6 billion while its main index has slumped 40 percent since last Wednesday when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe, stock exchange data showed on Thursday.

Nov 23 2017

Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the "horrid face" of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nov 23 2017

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says against any form of 'vengeful retribution'

HARARE Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on citizens to remain peaceful and desist from any form of "vengeful retribution", days after Robert Mugabe resigned from power.

Nov 23 2017