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South Africa is on the precipice of a land reform bill restoring Black ownership

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In one of the most controversial pieces of legislation since the dismantling of Apartheid, the government works to amend its constitution to include land expropriation. The amendment removes private, white ownership of previously confiscated indigenous Black terrain.

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Activists ask Nelson Mandela Foundation to rescind Barack Obama’s invitation to speak

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International organization focusing on war and terror says Barack Obama’s speaking engagement at annual lecture is direct opposite of the violent legacy left in Africa during his tenure as US president.

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South African miners sickened by working conditions reach settlement in landmark class action lawsuit

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A six-year battle between thousands of South African miners and gold mining companies ended with a historical class action settlement on Wednesday.

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Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan and Naomi Campbell among diasporans to attend the funeral of Winnie Mandela

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Dignitaries and presidents from all over the world flew in to attend the funeral of anti-Apartheid icon, Winnie Mandizikela-Mandela.

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Streaming now: The final burial of Mama Winnie Madizikela-Mandela shows divide amongst political parties

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Emotions run high in the live broadcast during the concluding funeral services of Winnie Madizikela-Mandela.

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Mourning period continues in South Africa: Body of Winnie Mandela prepared in Xhosa tradition

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Cleansing and purification rituals from the Xhosa tradition were performed throughout the day by healers and family members of Winnie Madizikela-Mandela.

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Winnie Mandela memorialized in South Africa

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This week, South African freedom fighter and former leader of the African National Congress, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was memorialized in Soweto this week. Now her family prepares for the final burial.

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks on her relationship with deceased South African freedom fighter, Winnie Mandela

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Maxine Waters: “She knew and understood the power of women even when we didn’t understand our own power.”

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Jacob Zuma is no longer the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa named new leader

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Ten years after South Africa recalled the leadership of Thebo Mbeki, another president is ousted. 

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Cape Town is running out of time as water shortage nears

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Before drought levels get better in the Western Cape, South Africa, it seems that the water shortage has difficult days and decisions ahead.

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