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South Africa hits “genocidal” plan of pharmaceutical industry

South Africa is working to create its own generic pharmaceuticals industry. Its success  depends on being able to be independent of big pharma companies. 

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South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.

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Everyday South Africans celebrate Mandela’s life

The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5th at the age of 95 and after prolonged bouts of illness hardly came as a surprise to most South Africans.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: 1918 - 2013

The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.

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South Africa unity under threat

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe voiced ANC concern this week at increasing disunity in trade union federation Cosatu.

South African unions stage huge marches against road tolls

South Africans marched across the country in support of a trade union campaign against electronic tolling on motorways and privatizing roads.

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Madagascar to hold runoff election in December

Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.

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Kenya carnage will beef up African anti-terror efforts

Before the Westgate attack, Kenya had successfully thwarted a number of terrorist plots. The coming days and weeks are likely to see more beefed up, continent-wide efforts to counter terrorism.

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South Africa: Guptagate and the class nature of corruption

The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.

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France sends troops into Central African Republic

France has sent 350 troops to counter the Seleka (rebel) forces that have taken control of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

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