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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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Kenya’s sorrow: the U.S. connection

Absent from most of the mainstream American media was an examination of exactly what role the U.S. has played in Somalia over the past decade.

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Claudia Jones Communist, anti-racist and feminist

Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.

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