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Crowd Gathers Near Site of South African Mine Shooting

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A large crowd has gathered near the site of a South African mine where 34 people were killed Thursday after police opened fire on striking miners. Some of those who gathered Saturday near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg, sat and wrapped themselves in blankets to protect themselves against the chilly weather. Authorities […]

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South African President Orders Probe into Mine Shootings

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered an official inquiry into the police killing of 34 striking miners, the deadliest security operation in the country since the end of apartheid. Mr. Zuma said he was “shocked and dismayed” at what he called “senseless violence.” The president cut short a visit to a regional summit in […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack Thursday by strikers armed with “dangerous weapons.” The mining company also said after the […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack by strikers armed with “dangerous weapons” Thursday. The mining company also said after the […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack by the strikers Thursday. The mining company said after the incident that some of […]

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Police Kill 30 at South Africa Mine

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s police ministry says at least 30 people were killed Thursday, when officers opened fire on striking workers at a platinum mine. A ministry official said Friday that police opened fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine, about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. Around 3,000 people have walked off the job in […]

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South Africa Police Fire on Striking Miners, Deaths Reported

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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South African police fired on striking workers at a platinum mine on Thursday, wounding and killing an unspecified number of people. Police fired water cannons and tear gas on the crowd before opening fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine. It is located about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. A spokesman with the […]

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Zuma: Sticking Points Remain on Zimbabwe Draft Constitution

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says Zimbabwe has made some progress but no breakthrough on a draft constitution. Mr. Zuma is expected to report on Zimbabwe during a meeting with regional leaders in the Mozambique capital, Maputo on Thursday. President Zuma is the Zimbabwe mediator for the 15-nation Southern African Development Community . On Wednesday, […]

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Clinton Presses Nigeria’s President on Security

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Nigeria’s president Thursday to step up efforts to combat growing extremist violence in the country’s north and central regions. Officials traveling with Clinton said she told President Goodluck Jonathan and top Nigerian security authorities that Washington stands ready to help train police and anti-terror units in the fight […]

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Clinton Presses Nigeria’s President on Security

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Nigeria’s president Thursday to step up efforts to combat growing extremist violence in the country’s north and central regions. Officials traveling with Clinton said she told President Goodluck Jonathan and top Nigerian security authorities that Washington stands ready to help train police and anti-terror units in the fight […]

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