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South African activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/18, 12:21 pm

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died after a long illness, her family confirmed. She was 81. Madikizela-Mandela worked as a social worker when she met and married her husband in 1958. They had two children together and led the movement to end apartheid in South Africa. They divorced after 38 years of marriage, 27 of which Nelson Mandela spent in prison for his activism. He died in 2013 at age 95.

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South Africa finally shows Zuma the door

International | Country’s new president credited with driving negotiations that ended apartheid
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/16/18, 12:27 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Jacob Zuma, who once said his party would govern South Africa until Jesus returns, bowed to pressure within the African National Congress (ANC), resigning the presidency Wednesday as the ANC prepared to side with opposition parties to support his impeachment.

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South Africa elects new president

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/18, 11:35 am

The South African Parliament on Thursday elected Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new leader after former President Jacob Zuma resigned late Wednesday. Ramaphosa will serve as president until the next election in 2019. Opposition parties walked out of the vote, leaving Ramaphosa as the only candidate. The opposition asked Parliament to dissolve the National Assembly and hold early elections, but the ruling African National Congress party holds a majority in the 400-member legislative body.

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