"President Ronald Reagan swung U.S. policy from opposition to to support of South Africa’s white rulers soon after his 1980 election.
'Can we abandon a country that has stood by us in every war we’ve fought, a country that is strategically essential to the free world?' Reagan asked in a 1981 CBS News interview.”
A court in South Africa sentenced a man to serve two life sentences for the rape and murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen. Her injuries were so horrific that the doctors who treated her required counseling.
IRIN Africa | MOZAMBIQUE: North overwhelmed by asylum seekers
The United Nations’ IRIN news agency reports that “thousands of frustrated Ethiopian and Somali asylum seekers trying to make their way to South Africa have been marooned in overcrowded camps in northern Mozambique since the government introduced measures limiting their movements.”