Xenophobic violence has returned to South Africa, with recent attacks on foreign-owned shops in the capital, Pretoria. But as VOA’s Anita Powell learned when she visited the destroyed businesses, the roots of this anger are deep and complex, and the consequences of the violence affect more than just foreigners.
The commander of the United States Africa Command, which oversees U.S. military operations across the continent, tells VOA the only route to peace in Libya is to bring together rival governments. General Thomas Waldhauser made the remarks at the Munich Security Conference, ahead of Operation Flintlock, a joint military exercise about to get underway in seven African host nations. Henry Ridgwell reports from Munich.