07 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
RWANDA SUMMONS SA AMBASSADOR OVER SHOOTING PROBE...

Kigali has summoned South Africa’s ambassador to voice concernover the probe into the shooting last month in Johannesburg of a Rwandan general, Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo told Agence France-Presse late on Tuesday. Dissident Rwandan general Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa survived an…

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28 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
GENERAL’S STATUS AS REFUGEE CALLED INTO QUESTION...

AN INDICTMENT issued against a former Rwandan general who was shot in Johannesburg earlier this month, holding him accountable for murders that were part of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, puts his refugee status under question, a human rights lawyer said yesterday.…

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23 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: JUSTICE DEPT MULLS RWANDA GENERAL’S EXTRADITION...

The Department of Justice was investigating whether South Africa should consider an extradition request for former Rwandan army chief of staff, General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. Justice department spokespersn Tlali Tlali said on Tuesday that Nyamwasa was granted asylum in South…

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19 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
RWANDAN GENERAL SHOT IN S. AFRICA...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — An exiled Rwandan general was shot and wounded in South Africa on Saturday in what his wife called a Rwandan-backed assassination attempt, a charge the Rwandan government dismissed as “preposterous.” Lt. Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa was in the…

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11 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA BARS ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ LEADERS FROM WORLD CUP...

Johannesburg — PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday afternoon to join other African leaders for the official opening of the historic Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup at Soccer City Stadium today. The President — who is accompanied by the First Lady…

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07 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN STERILISED AGAINST THEIR WILL...

By City Press International law recognises the widespread and forced use of this practice as a crime against humanity anna-maria lombard At least 12 South African women, sterilised against their will because they have HIV, are planning to take the…

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14 May 2010 Staff Writer
Zuma’s office claims the president should be exempt from the access to informa...

In heads of argument filed this week, Marumo Moerane, argues that the President, as head of cabinet, is beyond the reach of PAIA. This in a court case to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday 24…

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25 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZUMA CONTINUES TO SIT ON ARMY GENERAL’S REPORT ON VIOLENCE...

analysis In 2008 former South African President Thabo Mbeki commissioned a fact finding mission into state sponsored violence that took place in the run up to Zimbabwe’s one man presidential run-off. Mbeki, as mediator, sent six retired South African army…

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09 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SA MUST INSIST ON JUSTICE WITHOUT EXCEPTION...

Johannesburg — LISTEN to Israel. Listen to Sudan. In their responses to allegations that their officials have committed international crimes they sound remarkably similar. Each maintains it is the victim of selective scapegoating, motivated by prejudice. Each asks: why have…

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02 Sep 2009 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: WAR CRIME WARNING TO SA...

About 75 South Africans serving in the Israeli Defence Force could face war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) if South African authorities decline to prosecute them for involvement in the Gaza conflict. The Media Review Network and…

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21 Aug 2009 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: GAZA DOCKET: SA MUST TIGHTEN POLICIES ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JU...

RECENT events have brought SA’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) into sharp focus. Last month was dominated by the question of whether SA — a party to the ICC — would break ranks with an African Union (AU)…

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20 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SA MUST HOLD HUMAN RIGHTS AND FAIRNESS AT ITS CENTRE...

Foreign policy realists tell us that the call for a more human rights-weighted foreign policy is naïve. But a strong human rights focus for South Africa’s international relations is not only the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing…

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