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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS:  Democratic Alliance Urges Under-Fire UK PR Firm to Donate Fees to Charity

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Democratic Alliance Urges Under-Fire UK PR Firm to Donate Fees to Charity

“The money Bell Pottinger has got must be paid back to South Africa and must be used through charities that will improve the lives of the South African people,” said Democratic Alliance (DA) spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme in London.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘I Remain True to ANC’s Mission’: Makhosi Khoza

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘I Remain True to ANC’s Mission’: Makhosi Khoza

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says, “They want to be led by somebody who follows the party lines. [When that happened] I already knew that this what the ANC is going to do … I’m not surprised. I remain true to the mission of the ANC. Why am I still with the ANC? I think that is the question that I’m not sure that I am able to answer it today. It is something that I’m asking myself as well. In fact‚ a friend of mind said: you know‚ I’m a supporter of Kaizer Chiefs. If Kaizer Chiefs tomorrow becomes a funeral parlour‚ then I will have no business with Kaizer Chiefs. To be honest with you‚ that made me to think. Is this the ANC that I associated with when I was 12 years old? The reality of the situation is that I’m a human being. I’m a reactive phenomenon like everybody else. I do have family demands and there is so much that does affect you at a personal level. It is straining … I don’t want to lie to you. There is one thing that I think really breaks me – that is when they go for my children. That breaks me. You know‚ when my daughter repeatedly gets threats or she is being followed or she gets her car tyres slit or something like that‚ I don’t want to lie‚ it does get to that point. Am I now probably supporting a funeral parlour?”

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UGANDA POLITICS: 1m South Sudanese Refugees Now in Uganda

UGANDA POLITICS: 1m South Sudanese Refugees Now in Uganda

“The government response to accepting the South Sudanese refugees has been overwhelmingly positive, progressive, and welcoming,” said Sacha Manov, deputy director in Uganda for the International Rescue Committee, which provides health and protection services for refugees.

But refugee agency UNHCR said Uganda was struggling to provide food and shelter.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Declares ‘Unilateral Ceasefire From Today’

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Declares ‘Unilateral Ceasefire From Today’

Kiir: “I directed the prosecutor general to immediately review the cases of those who have committed crime against the state, commonly known as political prisoners, and ensure the necessary steps taken are taken to lead their release.”

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Paul Malong to Return to Juba

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Paul Malong to Return to Juba

Paul Malong says, “I loved my people and my people loved me. Nobody will intimidate me. I am just waiting for a plane to come, and I will go back to Juba.”

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 2 Million Children Flee Homes Because of Civil War

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 2 Million Children Flee Homes Because of Civil War

“No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan,” Valentin Tapsoba, the Africa chief for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said in a statement.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Opposition Protesters to Zuma: Quit!

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Opposition Protesters to Zuma: Quit!

Over 30,000 people marched in Pretoria calling on President Jacob Zuma to quit. Zuma, who turned 75 on Wednesday, has survived previous protests.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Talks Tough on Land

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Talks Tough on Land

“Zuma has shown he can be absolutely reckless in pursuit of his political agenda,” said NKC African Economics political analyst Gary van Staden.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Mogae to Machar: Announce Ceasefire

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Mogae to Machar: Announce Ceasefire

Festus Mogae, chairman of Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has asked South Sudan leader Riek Machar to declare a unilateral ceasefire.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Mulls Quitting 2018 in Deal to Oust Gordhan

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Mulls Quitting 2018 in Deal to Oust Gordhan

“If confirmed, this could be the long-awaited compromise where Jacob Zuma agrees to go in return for some protection,” said political analyst Nic Borain.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Biography

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Biography

Ahmed Mohamed Kathy Kathrada born 21 August 1929 to Indian immigrant parents. In 1940s, Kathrada first met Nelson Mandela. Read Ahmed Kathrada Biography.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Passes Away

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Passes Away

Laloo ‘Isu’ Chiba: “Comrade Kathy was humane and humble soul. He was determined revolutionary, gave his entire life to liberation struggle in our country.”

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

“A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” Babar Baloch UNHCR said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 15,000 Lost Children Seek Parents in Chaos of Civil War

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 15,000 Lost Children Seek Parents in Chaos of Civil War

In the chaos of South Sudan’s civil war, it took three years for Nyagonga Machul to find her lost children.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka Resigns

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka Resigns

Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the deputy head of logistics, is the highest-ranking officer to resign since former Vice President Riek Machar fled after his supporters clashed in Juba in July with soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Shoot Soldiers Who Rape Civilians: Salva Kiir

SOUTH SUDAN: Shoot Soldiers Who Rape Civilians: Salva Kiir

“Those doing unlawful acts, raping women and girls, this is not the policy of the government, the body of woman cannot be taken by force,” Salva Kiir said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Ethnic Cleansing Taking Place, Stage Set For Rwandan Genocide Repeat

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Ethnic Cleansing Taking Place, Stage Set For Rwandan Genocide Repeat

Ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, the head of the U.N. commission of human rights in the country said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Army, Rebels Clash, 15 Killed

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Army, Rebels Clash, 15 Killed

The army said it moved in after spotting rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar trying to steal cattle in the small village of Adaab el Bahr in Unity State.

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SOUTH SUDAN: UN To South Sudan: Defuse Growing Tensions Between Ethnic Groups

SOUTH SUDAN: UN To South Sudan: Defuse Growing Tensions Between Ethnic Groups

South Sudan is suffering in hate speech to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

“The allegations of use of chemical weapons by Sudanese Armed Forces is baseless and fabricated,” Sudanese U.N. Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed said.

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