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South Africa: Storm over Democratic Alliance's first Black leader

The Democratic Alliance's new parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, has her work cut out, as critics will question her credentials based on her apparent inexperience as a politician, political analysts said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:24

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Zimbabwe court releases alleged spies

A Zimbabwean court has freed on bail three prominent businessmen arrested on charges of supplying classified state information to the US, Canada and Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 10:40

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe threatens Swiss after wife's humiliation

Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has threatened to grab Swiss property in the southern African nation in an apparent retaliation after some members of his delegation were denied visas to the European country last week.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2011 12:23

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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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