Analysts say moving officers into violence hot spots is not enough to help the province quash its history of politically related conflict.
A Cabinet meeting this week turned ugly as Zimbabwean ministers laid into each other over claims of violent attacks against opponents.
The recent spate of political violence and police raids on civil society organisations cast doubt on the credibility of Zimbabwe's imminent elections.
A new code of conduct for Zimbabwe's political parties will bar perpetrators of political violence from taking part in electoral processes.
The Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party have been engaging in talks in order to quell the violence between their supporters.
Two explosions ripped through a rally against a proposed new constitution for Kenya being held in Nairobi on Sunday, killing at least five people.
Constitutional Court upholds decision interdicting president from granting pardons to perpetrators of political violence without consulting victims.
Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi families, mostly children, and beheaded some of the 11 victims on Monday.
Five more people have been arrested for the murder of an African National Congress supporter and the attempted murder of six others in KwaZulu-Natal.
Donors want the Zimbabwe government to stop land seizures, writes Jason Moyo.
Madagascan security forces attempted to arrest opposition leader Andry Rajoelina on Friday, heightening tensions between police and protesters.
Police killings during the post-election violence in January 2008 and a counter-insurgency campaign have been criticised by human rights groups.
Last weekend's events of violence in KwaZulu-Natal highlighted the schizophrenia plaguing the IFP.
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The ANC believes it is too early to contemplate sending the army into KZN, where there are renewed hostilities between the ruling party and the IFP.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday laid the blame for violence in northern KwaZulu-Natal at the feet of the Inkatha Freedom Party.
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday said it was extremely concerned by attempts to cripple the party in the run-up to the general elections.
KZN ANC provincial secretary: Lekota's continued criticism of the ANC "makes it difficult for us to appeal for discipline from the people".
The DA has called on the Independent Electoral Commission to act and quell political violence and intimidation, the party said on Thursday.
Gareth Evans's latest book, Responsibility to Protect, offers a guide to protecting citizens against violence.