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South Africa’s Main Airport Evacuated Over Bomb Scare

Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo airport, Africa’s largest, was evacuated on Monday and passengers forced to wait for two hours to return after South African officials identified a suspect bag. Images of the deserted terminal were posted to social media while other photographs showed crowds of passengers waiting on roadways for the all-clear to return inside. The…

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Cyril Ramaphosa Set To Succeed Jacob Zuma As South Africa Leader

Cyril Ramaphosa is due to become South Africa’s president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. Mr Zuma was under intense pressure from his own ANC party, which told him to step down or face a vote of no-confidence in parliament. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he…

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Is Dead

Zimbabwe opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai is dead, aged 65. Tsvagirai was the most effective opposition leader in Zimbabwe since independence. His greatest strength was his bravery. He risked his life to stand up to the authoritarian rule of Robert Mugabe and his allies in the security forces. He was twice severely beaten for his pains…

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