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Vol 46 No 15

Published 22nd July 2005

South Africa

Who let the dogs out?

Intelligence services in Southern Africa are trying to establish the origins of reports that the ousted Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has hired a team of South African mercenaries to disrupt preparations for elections due late this year. Sources close to Aristide, who was granted political asylum in South Africa after his overthrow in February 2004, dismiss the reports as a disinformation campaign by Prime Minister Gérard Latortue's government in Port au Prince.

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