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PAIN OF SOWETO

Children in the black township of Soweto outside Johannesburg prayed for peace Tuesday before school (right). Nearby, 16 blacks were killed in fighting over the weekend between rival groups seeking control of the slum. More than 800 people have died in the area since mid-August. Tuesday afternoon, assailants shot to death an elderly tourist from New Zealand and injured his wife. The couple's daughter, who lives in Johannesburg, said they went shopping and took a wrong turn. "When they saw a sign saying "Welcome to Soweto' they realized they were lost," she said. Someone took a shot at the car, killing 74-year-old Alfred Francis Harrison and wounding his 69-year-old wife, Phyllis, police said. AID WITH STRINGS. Leading industrialized nations and international organizations on Tuesday pledged aid of $7.5-billion to $8-billion over the next three years to 21 deeply indebted African governments, but only if they accept close monitoring of their policies by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

HUNGRY IN LIBERIA. Liberians are "dying like flies" because rice sent by the United States and France is being unloaded too slowly in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, said Belgian relief worker Pieter Rykelhykhuizen. "Milk, fish, meat and cooking oil are needed," he said. Liberia has been devastated by civil war that has left 5,000 civilians dead. Rival fighters recently agreed to a cease-fire.

_ Information from the Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.

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