May 28, 2012
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Henny Ngoveni
Suspended crime intelligence chief Richard Mdluli's lawyer Ike Motloung has confirmed receiving an e-mail announcing Mdluli’s suspension.
Motloung says he only checked his e-mail after seeing a report on a television news bulletin announcing the suspension. He says he plans to investigate the legality of the way in which the suspension letter was served.
Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has said he is ready to pull troops from a disputed border area with South Sudan.
Sudan and South Sudan have been at loggerheads over a string of disputes since the southern nation declared independence in July.
Clashes near the disputed border raised fears of an all-out war last month.
A Syrian artillery barrage killed more than 90 people, including dozens of children, in the worst violence since the start of a UN peace plan to staunch the flow of blood from Syria's uprising.
The reports of the carnage, which could not be confirmed independently, underlined how far Syria is from any negotiated path out of the 14-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.
Also making headlines:
Analysts say Lesotho’s election could end without a clear result.
And, Egypt's election committee is considering complaints about a presidential poll that has left voters with what many see as a painful run-off choice.
That’s a round-up of news making headlines today.