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