Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
MADAGASCAR POLL: Campaigning for Madagascar's presidential polls next month began yesterday with contenders wooing voters at rallies across the island's capital.
Favourite President Marc Ravalomanana urged his supporters not to respond to provocation by rivals. - Sapa-AP
HAMAS TALKS: Hamas and the rival Fatah faction opened talks yesterday on allocating cabinet seats in a unity government that Palestinians hope will lead to easing Western sanctions .
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah have both said they hope a new cabinet can be formed within two to three weeks. - Reuters
KILLINGS UP: The insurgency in Afghanistan has killed four times more people this year than last year, and spiralling violence is a leading factor in weak development in the past five years, says a new report.
The Joint Coordinating and Monitoring Board report tracks efforts to build the country after the fall of the Taliban. - Sapa-AFP
TIGERS' TARGET: Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger rebels fired artillery at each other in the country's eastern region yesterday, as activists called for a strike in Colombo to protest against continued civil strife. - Sapa-AP