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  • The Week in Pictures | May 4-10, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Paris, French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a ceremony to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. More . . . ....
  • Pictures in the News | May 8, 2015

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where refugees gather to watch the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp that currently houses some 350,000 people. Kenya's government...
  • South African police round up some undocumented immigrants

    South African authorities say they have arrested about 750 immigrants staying illegally in this country, prompting rights groups on Tuesday to criticize the sweep for alleged violations that include preventing detainees from seeing lawyers. The...
  • South African opposition party elects first black leader

    South Africa's main opposition group on Sunday chose its first black leader at a party congress, seeking to expand its appeal in a country whose ruling party has dominated since the first all-race elections in 1994. Mmusi Maimane was elected by delegates...
  • South Africa grapples with outbreak of anti-immigrant violence

    South Africa grapples with outbreak of anti-immigrant violence
    It began after the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, told his followers last month that foreigners in South Africa should pack up and leave. President Jacob Zuma’s eldest son, Edward, chimed in that foreigners were “taking over the country&...
  • South African judge grants terminally ill man right to die

    A terminally ill man died of natural causes shortly after he was granted the right to end his life in South Africa, where euthanasia is illegal, a lobbying group said Thursday. In a first-of-its-kind ruling for the nation, Judge Hans Fabricius said...
  • An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

    Spartacus is getting an African makeover. In the 1960 movie "Spartacus," Kirk Douglas played the gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. A ballet version with music by composer Aram Khachaturian was first staged in the 1950s and has also...
  • Southern African leaders discuss industrialization strategy

    Southern African leaders met in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday to discuss how to maximize profits from their countries' natural resources. Heads of state of the 15 countries that make up the Southern African Development Community came...
  • 1 person killed in train collision in South Africa

    Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring 241 people, rescue workers said. The driver of one of the trains was declared dead at the scene, said a spokesman for ER24 emergency...
  • SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks

    Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity. Police in KwaZulu-Natal, where the violence...
  • Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

    Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement. Seven people have been killed in the attacks in South Africa that began three weeks ago. Property has been...