- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 22, 2001

South Africa police plead guilty in attacks

PRETORIA, South Africa Four of the six policemen accused of setting dogs on three black men in a videotaped attack pleaded guilty on Monday.

The four said in their pleas that the 1998 event was an exercise aimed at teaching inexperienced police dogs to attack on instruction. They were not asked to plead on corruption charges.

A video of the 1998 attack was broadcast by state television.

Winnie Mandela faces fraud trial

PRETORIA, South Africa Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, is to stand trial on theft and fraud charges next year, a court ruled Tuesday.

Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela, 64, a ruling-party legislator, was arrested Oct. 18 and charged with 85 counts of fraud and theft involving nearly $110,000, before being released on bail.

Nelson Mandela gets Canadian citizenship

HULL, Quebec Canada bestowed honorary citizenship on Nelson Mandela, making him only the second foreigner to receive the honor. Prime Minister Jean Chretien welcomed the former South African president into "the Canadian family" on Monday, calling him "a citizen of the world by excellence, and forever more, a citizen of Canada."

U.S. may quit Sudan peace process

NAIROBI, Kenya The United States will terminate an effort to help end Sudan's 18-year civil war after two months if the government and rebels fail to follow a set of U.S.-proposed steps, the U.S. envoy to Sudan said.

Former Sen. John C. Danforth, Missouri Republican, said he had presented the proposals to the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army and told them if they do not adhere to them he will tell President Bush there is nothing more the United States can do.

"If they don't want peace, they will tell us by inaction," Mr. Danforth said Saturday in the Kenyan capital.

EU peace team heads for Congo

BRUSSELS A European Union delegation headed by Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel on Tuesday headed for the Congo for a regional tour to promote peace, Belgian officials said.

The team will "sound out the rival parties on the prospects for progress on outstanding issues in the Lusaka process and the Arusha process," meaning peace pacts for the Congo and for Burundi, a government statement said.

Mr. Michel, accompanied by the EU senior foreign-policy representative, Javier Solana, and EU Commissioner for Foreign Relations Chris Patten, were due first in the Congo, then in Angola, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.

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