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South Africa

South Africa
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  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot.
  • South African looters target immigrant shops in Johannesburg area, exposing social tensions

    South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. The 19-year-old mother of an infant...

    Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...

    South Africa: 153 arrested in looting and riots targeting foreign-owned shops

    Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday. The targeting of Soweto area shops owned by immigrants from Ethiopia, Somalia and...

    Jackie Selebi, corrupt South African ex-police chief, dies at 64

    CAPE TOWN Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital after being in an...