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Suspension of ANC’s Youth Leader Upheld

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A disciplinary committee of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has upheld the suspension of Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of the organization’s youth wing. The 30-year-old Malema has been leading a campaign to nationalize the country’s mines and forcibly turn white-own land over to blacks. In November, Malema was handed a five-year suspension for […]

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S. Africa’s ANC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday at a rugby stadium in the South African city of Bloemfontein to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ruling African National Congress. The mass event, which features an address by ANC leader and South African President Jacob Zuma, wraps up a series of weekend festivities marking the founding […]

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Africa’s ANC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will wrap up a weekend of festivities celebrating its centennial Sunday with a rally headed by President Jacob Zuma. Heads of states from other African countries have joined in the recognition of the continent’s oldest liberation movement, which Nelson Mandela led to power after the fall of apartheid. Mr. […]

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ANC: Mandela to Miss Party’s 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela will not attend celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress. ANC party officials had expressed hope the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon would attend the festivities. Party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe announced Friday that Mr. Mandela will miss the activities, explaining “he is in good spirits, but very, very […]

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South Africa’s ANC Party Turns 100

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s African National Congress party, which struggled to end a whites-only government and inspired people around the world, will mark its 100th anniversary on Sunday. The ANC says events this weekend will celebrate the party’s core principle of allowing people to chose their own destiny in a “united, non-racial, non-sexist nation.” While festivities will […]

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