Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (center), seen here next to Congo's president Denis Sasso-Nguesso (right) and Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Abdelkader Taleb Oumar, escaped an arrest order in South Africa. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks to the crowd after a swearing-in ceremony at green square in Khartoum, earlier this month. A South African court has ordered al-Bashir, who is attending an African Union summit in Johannesburg, to be detained on an international war crimes warrant. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, center, arrives at a Zulu gathering at a stadium in Durban, South Africa. Six people have died in anti-immigrant violence in the city in recent weeks, and another death has been reported in Johannesburg; Zwelithini is accused of inciting the attacks with incendiary comments, but says his remarks were taken out of context. AP hide caption

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Polina, 37, rests in a hospital bed in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011. She is severely malnourished and suffers from numerous diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis C and HIV. Misha Friedman hide caption

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These teens from the Xhosa tribe wear traditional garb and paint after their coming-of-age circumcision ceremony near Qunu, South Africa. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Eugene De Kock a former Vlakplaas commander speaks to the judge at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1999. De Kock, the apartheid regime's top assassin, asked the commission for amnesty for over 100 incidents of torture, murder and fraud. Yoav Lemmer /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Oct. 17. A South African judge ruled today that prosecutors can appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed to the athlete for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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They're not just surfing for fun. Youngsters in Cape Town's Waves for Change are facing mental health problems. With the help of a surfing mentor and a counselor, they can learn how to cope. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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Sizwe Nzima, right, and one of his six employees deliver medicines to patients in a Cape Town neighborhood. Anders Kelto for NPR hide caption

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Gloria Gxebeka (left) visits Leona Mqhayi and types her health information into a cell phone Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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South Africa Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has no patience for people who abuse their health and expect the government to fix things. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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