SAfrica uses WCup security plan for African Cup


JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa will have the same centralized security body it used during the World Cup at next year's African Cup of Nations and officials say they have learned lessons from the strikes that marred part of football's showpiece tournament two years ago.

The South African government and local organizing committee say the National Joint Intelligence and Operations Structure will again oversee security at the African Cup in January and February.

South Africa's generally good organization of the World Cup was undermined when privately-hired stadium stewards went on strike and were dispersed by police using tear gas.

African Cup organizers say they are "taking measures to address some of the lessons learnt from the 2010 FIFA World Cup," although general labor unrest in South Africa this year has left dozens dead.