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Africa Weekly: Deadly unrest and looting in South Africa

AFP, 16 Jul 2021
A week of violent unrest has left more than 100 people dead in South Africa. Protests over ex-president Jacob Zuma's imprisonment spilled over into mass looting of shops and warehouses, some of the worst violence since the start of all-race democracy 27 years ago. In Ethiopia, the ethnic strife adds fuel to the fire in the eight-month war in Tigray. Chadian director Mahamat Saleh Haroun's Lingui is screened at the Cannes film festival in France. And Libya's old city gets set for a revamp.

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