Africa
  • Police keep an eye on arrested mineworkers as they arrive at a court in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, South Africa, Monday Aug 20, 2012. The miners are among 259 expected to be charged with public violence at the Lonmin Platinum Mine where police shot and killed 34 striking workers last week.

    The platinum mine where police shot and killed 34 striking workers said strikers have until Tuesday to return to work or get fired, extending its ultimatum the day after it resumed operations Monday with only a fraction of its workforce.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:26 AM EDT
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  • Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni speaks during the London Summit on Family Planning organized by the UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, in central London Wednesday July 11, 2012.

    Uganda's president has announced a new Cabinet that features the names of three politicians who had resigned their posts amid corruption allegations last year.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT
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  • Thousands of angry South African workers met Tuesday on a rocky cliff within sight of their platinum mine shuttered by violent protests, shouting demands for more pay over the roar of circling police and military helicopters.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT
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