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Mandela's favourite leaps into town

Photo of One of Nelson Mandela's rare pleasures at Robben Island was thumbing through an old illustrated history of the Bolshoi Theatre. Decades later, Madiba was to get his own private viewing of what he described as one of his "oldest dreams" coming true.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2011 14:35

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Malawi to answer hard questions at Perth Commonwealth Summit

Lord David Howell, minister of state at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, said Malawi would be on the agenda in Perth

The British government will be looking to raise the issue of human rights abuses in Malawi at this week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2011 11:21

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South Africa’s Opposition, Democratic Alliance set to vote on crucial parliamentary leadership

It's D-day for South Africa's main opposition, the Democratic Alliance, as its parliamentary caucus is set to vote for a new parliamentary leader.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 14:33

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Air Zimbabwe trying to secure French planes amid sanctions

Air Zimbabwe is reportedly struggling to register two airbus planes it bought from France because of European Union sanctions imposed on the southern African country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:53

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Cape Town: First African City awarded World Design Capital Title

The Cape Town Waterfront with Lion's Head and Table Mountain in the background/ Photo/ David J. BlancIn a first for Africa, Cape Town has been named the prestigious World Design Capital for the year 2014, beating off competition from Bilboa in Spain and Dublin in Ireland.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:16

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Football: Zimbabwe sets up panel to probe match fixing

Photo/ReutersZimbabwe's football governing body has set up a seven-member committee to investigate match-fixing allegations involving the national team and alleged Asian betting syndicates in a period spanning four years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:55

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