Africa

Miners’ Deaths Test South Africa’s ANC Popularity

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa was stunned by the images of police killing 34 striking miners earlier this year, an act of police-inflicted carnage not seen since the apartheid days. But four months after the strike and shooting at the Marikana platinum mine, the event has changed South African workers' perceptions about the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party

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South Africa: Nelson Mandela Has Lung Infection

South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela is receiving treatment for a lung infection that has reoccurred. In a Tuesday statement, a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said doctors have concluded tests on Mr. Mandela that revealed the infection. The spokesman said the 94-year-old former president is “responding to the treatment.”

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ECOWAS, Venezuela sign Anti-Malaria Agreement

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, signed the Work Plan for the implementation of a 2009 Letter of Intent between them for the elimination of Malaria in West Africa over the weekend in Ivorian Capita, Abidjan

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Stabilizing Somalia: a new chapter begins

When a Turkish Airlines flight touched down at Aden Adde International Airport near the Somali capital of Mogadishu on 16 March, it seemed like a sign of good things to come. It was the first time in more than 20 years that a passenger plane from Europe had flown into the volatile city

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Reversing female circumcision in Africa

Tonte Ikoluba was 13 years old when her grandmother came to her family home to circumcise her. It was important she go through the rite, her grandmother said, in order to become a respectable woman and increase her chances of getting married some day

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TONY BLAIR AND BISHOP JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY DESIGNATE, AND HRH PRINCE GHAZI OF JORDAN ANNOUNCE ACTION FOR RECONCILIATION IN NIGERIA

On Thursday 22 November Tony Blair, Founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Bishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury Designate, along with HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan, launched a major new programme of Faith Foundation-led work in Nigeria to encourage reconciliation between Christian and Muslim communities

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