The civil war in Sierra Leone lasted a decade. The former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, is on trial for war crimes committed during the conflict. The Hague is hearing the case and Thursday British supermodel, Naomi Campbell testified.
South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.
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