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ANC's centenary and big elective conference

Zuma still enjoys grassroots support/Photo/ReutersAfrica's oldest liberation movement, and South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) celebrates its centenary anniversary this weekend.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 17:48

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Mystery surrounds diamond ore theft in Zimbabwe

Armed robbers stole 400 kilogrammes of diamond ore in Zimbabwe/Photo/ReutersMystery surrounds the theft of 400 kilogrammes of diamond ore by armed robbers at Zimbabwe's fortified Marange fields amid suspicions it was an internal job.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:02

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Zimbabwe: Controversy mars joint political rallies

The joint MDC-T/Zanu PF/MDC rallies are expected to urge supporters to refrain from violence/Photo/SIPAIn an unprecedented move, the three main political parties in Zimbabwe's coalition government are scheduled to hold joint mass rallies to urge their supporters to refrain from violence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:52

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Solid or Crumbling BRICS?

The BRICS countries represent 40 percent of the global economy/Photo/ReutersChina is the only country among the Brics bloc not to be affected by the unstable world economy. The emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa have all been affected by recent market upheavals.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2012 09:14

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A strange new year's eve tradition

Police forces remain on alert throughout the night due to the danger and number of injuries that occur every year/Photo/ReutersWhile the world comes out to celebrate the beginning of a new year, residents of Hillbrow in Johannesburg South Africa will stay indoors, thanks to an age old dangerous tradition.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2011 17:43

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Zimbabwean MP jailed for calling Mugabe gay

Map of ZimbabweA Zimbabwean MP has been arrested over claims she suggested President Robert Mugabe was gay.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:37

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