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South Africa: riots hit Pretoria after ANC imposes local mayor candidate

Protesters in South Africa burned buses and trucks, barricaded roads and looted shops in townships in an impoverished district of Pretoria, in a dispute over the ruling party’s candidate for local…

Protesters in South Africa burned buses and trucks, barricaded roads and looted shops in townships in an impoverished district of Pretoria, in a dispute over the ruling party’s candidate for local…

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Pistorius removes prosthetic legs in court

Seen by many as a desperate last bid for leniency for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic legs and hobbled in…

Seen by many as a desperate last bid for leniency for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic legs and hobbled in…

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The 1976 Soweto Uprising [2] - Apartheid Bantu education policy

Bantu was an educational system designed in 1948 (same year the first white elections were held) primarily to ‘train and fit’ Africans for their role in the newly evolving apartheid society.

Bantu was an educational system designed in 1948 (same year the first white elections were held) primarily to ‘train and fit’ Africans for their role in the newly evolving apartheid society.

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Oscar Pistorius 'broken' South African court hears

A psychologist has said South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is a ‘‘broken’‘ man who should be hospitalised rather than go to jail.

A psychologist has said South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is a ‘‘broken’‘ man who should be hospitalised rather than go to jail.

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Fighting amid parliamentary protest over Jacob Zuma

Punches were thrown as opposition MPs staged a parliamentary protest against President Jacob Zuma. Members of the ultra-left Economic Freedom

Punches were thrown as opposition MPs staged a parliamentary protest against President Jacob Zuma. Members of the ultra-left Economic Freedom

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Circus lions rescued in South America arrive in new African home

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary

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Raising young peoples' eyes to the stars

Beating off bears or bringing the secrets of the universe into primary schools; just two of the challenges astronomers face when passing on their knowledge to the next generation of stargazers.

Beating off bears or bringing the secrets of the universe into primary schools; just two of the challenges astronomers face when passing on their knowledge to the next generation of stargazers.