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April 8, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Church of Scotland Hospital is located in an arid backwater of KwaZulu-Natal province, but it can provide results of an HIV blood test in minutes. It has two operating rooms, X-ray facilities and a basic laboratory. Nine experienced doctors treat about 500 patients each day. At 13 clinics in the surrounding Msinga district, nurses who are in telephone or radio contact with the hospital attend to drop-in patients. Two mobile clinics also offer free treatment.
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April 8, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Church of Scotland Hospital is located in an arid backwater of KwaZulu-Natal province, but it can provide results of an HIV blood test in minutes. It has two operating rooms, X-ray facilities and a basic laboratory. Nine experienced doctors treat about 500 patients each day. At 13 clinics in the surrounding Msinga district, nurses who are in telephone or radio contact with the hospital attend to drop-in patients. Two mobile clinics also offer free treatment.
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April 2, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The African National Congress' decision to suspend planned talks with Pretoria, imperiling the South African peace process even before it begins, is a clear sign that ANC leaders and their supporters remain deeply divided over the idea of negotiating with the white-led government, analysts said Sunday.
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April 20, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning last-minute reversal, Zulu Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi and the Zulu king finally agreed Tuesday to drop their boycott of next week's historic all-race elections, sharply reducing fears of widespread political bloodshed during the birth of democracy here.
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April 4, 1990 | From United Press International
Heavily armed soldiers and police patrolled strife-torn areas of Natal province Tuesday, and reinforcements began mobilizing in an effort to halt a week of fighting that has left 55 dead, scores wounded and thousands homeless. Witnesses said there are many army troops in the ravaged area of the Edendale Valley on the outskirts of Natal's capital of Pietermaritzburg. The troops were first deployed when the fighting between rival black factions erupted a week ago.
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December 31, 1990 | United Press International
A policeman and four civilians were shot or stabbed to death in political and factional black violence in strife-torn Natal province, police said Sunday. The violence followed an outburst of fighting in black townships of the Indian Ocean province on Friday that left 12 people dead in the most serious clashes since Christmas Day.
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July 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelson Mandela, concluding a six-week, 14-country tour of North America, Europe and Africa, returned home Wednesday on his 72nd birthday, promising to meet with President Frederik W. de Klerk within days to discuss a new round of peace talks. "We with the African National Congress are very keen" to clear the remaining obstacles to formal negotiations, Mandela told an airport news conference.
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October 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Frederik W. de Klerk, meeting a key demand of the African National Congress, lifted the four-year state of emergency in strife-torn Natal province on Thursday and declared the way clear for constitutional negotiations. With his action, the president also met one of the five conditions necessary for lifting American economic sanctions against Pretoria. Only two conditions remain: the freeing of political prisoners and the repeal of all apartheid legislation.
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March 1, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
In its biggest effort yet to improve black living standards, the South African government announced plans Monday for more than $550 million in new housing, schools and other community facilities in strife-torn Natal province.
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January 7, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
After almost daily clashes between rival black political groups around the South African city of Pietermaritzburg, police are moving heavily armed reinforcements into the area in an effort to end the violence that has taken the lives of more than 250 people in the last four months. Lt. Gen.
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April 16, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apostle Mkezi's muscled workers, shirtless and sweating beneath the African sun, dug deeply into the rich black soil of Natal province Friday, preparing two dozen graves for the latest victims of pre-election violence. "The cemetery is almost full," said Mkezi, the caretaker. And, indeed, the green hillside was rippled with fresh graves, humps of earth marked by numbered metal stakes. Nine of the new ones are for a family massacred two weeks ago by Inkatha Freedom Party supporters.
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April 15, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A long-shot effort at international mediation to defuse the fierce pre-election conflict in Natal province collapsed in embarrassment and disarray here Thursday before the high-profile mediators had held their first formal meeting. Former Secretary of State Henry A.
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April 13, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Already 40 minutes behind schedule, the seven foreign dignitaries, South Africa's foreign minister and hundreds of journalists, diplomats and others had just settled down for opening speeches here when a commotion erupted at one side of the hotel penthouse ballroom. As heads and television cameras turned, Zulu Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi suddenly bounded onto the dais, throwing the news conference into an uproar. The dramatic entrance briefly upstaged former Secretary of State Henry A.
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April 9, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This country's three major political leaders and the Zulu king failed to reach any significant compromises or agreements in a make-or-break summit Friday, dimming hopes for a peaceful election this month and long-term stability after the dawning of democracy. In an indication of the rising tension, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela openly bickered with Zulu Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi during an acrimonious late night news conference.
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April 1, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a desperate bid to quell spiraling pre-election violence, the government declared a sweeping state of emergency in Zulu-dominated Natal province Thursday and ordered a significant military force deployed to ensure that balloting is possible in the strife-torn region. It is South Africa's first state of emergency since President Frederik W.
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December 31, 1990 | United Press International
A policeman and four civilians were shot or stabbed to death in political and factional black violence in strife-torn Natal province, police said Sunday. The violence followed an outburst of fighting in black townships of the Indian Ocean province on Friday that left 12 people dead in the most serious clashes since Christmas Day.
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March 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rival Zulu factions battled with guns, clubs and knives Wednesday in Natal province, setting scores of homes on fire and forcing hundreds of villagers to flee into the countryside. Soldiers and police patrolled Natal in an effort to quell the violence, which broke out Tuesday and has killed at least two people. Local reporters said that up to 14 people have been killed. "The whole so-called 'Valley of Death' is covered with blue smoke.
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December 5, 1988
Gunmen attacked a home in South Africa's Natal province, killing 11 people and injuring two, police said. Police gave no motive for the killings, the latest apparent episode of black-on-black violence in the province. Nearly 2,000 people have died in fighting between political factions in the province's townships over the last two years. Police said an unknown number of people knocked on the door of the home and began firing when it was opened.
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October 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Frederik W. de Klerk, meeting a key demand of the African National Congress, lifted the four-year state of emergency in strife-torn Natal province on Thursday and declared the way clear for constitutional negotiations. With his action, the president also met one of the five conditions necessary for lifting American economic sanctions against Pretoria. Only two conditions remain: the freeing of political prisoners and the repeal of all apartheid legislation.
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July 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelson Mandela, concluding a six-week, 14-country tour of North America, Europe and Africa, returned home Wednesday on his 72nd birthday, promising to meet with President Frederik W. de Klerk within days to discuss a new round of peace talks. "We with the African National Congress are very keen" to clear the remaining obstacles to formal negotiations, Mandela told an airport news conference.
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