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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated.
By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda's supreme court extended the jail term of an opposition politician on Friday to 15 years from eight after she sought to overturn her initial conviction for trying to undermine the state and minimising the 1994 genocide. Rights groups have described the conduct of Victoire Ingabire's trial as flawed. Human Rights Watch said some of the charges were politically motivated and the trial raised questions about the independence of the judiciary. Rwanda has routinely dismissed such criticism.
By MacDonald Dzirutwe CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe said on Friday members of his party would choose his eventual replacement, but gave no timeline despite a mounting succession battle triggered by long-denied reports he is suffering from cancer. Mugabe, in power since the former white-ruled Rhodesia's independence from Britain in 1980, was re-elected in a July 31 vote that was rejected by his rivals as fraudulent, but largely endorsed by African observers as free and credible. ...