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South Africa: African National Congress faces setback in local elections

ANC's Communist Party partners say voters were clear: Don't assume your struggle credentials will forever act as an excuse for arrogance and predatory behavior.

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This week in history: Sesquicentennial of African-American explorer Matthew Henson

An explorer best known as the co-discoverer of the North Pole with Robert Edwin Peary in 1909.

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Zuma impeachment rebuffed, but calls for removal intensify

Events commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the assasination of Chris Hani were held throughout South Africa over the weekend.

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Today in history: Birthday of South African liberation fighter Oliver Tambo

Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917. 

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Burkina Faso coup reversed, general arrested

The coup in the West African country has evidently been reversed by the opposition of sections of the army loyal to the interim government.

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South Africa: miners’ killing marked with call for unity

President Jacob Zuma called on South Africans to remember the 44 people killed at the Marikana platinum mine.

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Kenyans and Ethiopians welcome Obama with open arms

Obama's Kenyan paternal family background made his presence in the country as much a homecoming as a state visit.

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Benghazi & Hillary: missing the story

The congressional harrying of Clinton over emails concerning the 2012 death of a U.S. ambassador and three staff members in Benghazi has become a running joke.

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South African Communists reassess country’s national democratic revolution

The South African Communist Party's Special National Congress took stock of a range of problems besetting South Africa's young democracy.

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Today in history: Mozambique achieves independence in 1975

The decade 1964-74 marks the wars of independence for Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique, and islands of Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe.

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