• Monday, May 8:
Johannesburg, South Africa - Verdict due in rape trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma. The case has gripped South Africans, focusing attention on rape, AIDS, and the governing African National Congress.
Montreal - The International Drug Enforcement Conference brings together more than 300 high-level drug law enforcement officials from 81 countries to discuss the global drug threat.
Johannesburg, South Africa - Public hearings begin into allegations that South African companies and individuals paid bribes to Saddam Hussein under the UN oil-for-food program.
• Wednesday, May 10:
France - Memorial day to mark the 1848 abolition of slavery in France and all of its colonies. It was abolished first in 1794, but reestablished under Napoleon.
• Thursday, May 11:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Human rights activists, government officials, and others attend a two-day UN conference aimed at curbing violence against girls in Africa.