‘A hell of a lot of hurt’: writers confront South Africa’s apartheid past

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A wave of new books try to deal with the murder, deception, torture and racism of a brutal regime

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Africa must adopt ‘aggressive approach’ against COVID-19

2 min read As cases increase by 24 percent in a week, top health official urges countries to increase testing and mask use African countries need to urgently ramp up their efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, a regional disease control body has said, as the number of confirmed cases in the continent exceeded half a million. The call on Thursday by John…

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Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa’s next leader faces huge challenges

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Ramaphosa, set to be president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, will lead a wealthy and resource-rich country grappling with inequality

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

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Death deals blow to MDC party in face of resurgent Zanu-PF ahead of possible May poll

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The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review

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As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in Colombia

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Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday

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Former vice-president, whose sacking by Robert Mugabe triggered the country’s political crisis, flies home from South Africa

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The end of an era: Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

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Speaker of parliament announces news during hearing to impeach 93-year-old leader, a week after military takeover

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party fires Robert Mugabe as leader

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Zanu PF has sacked the president and replaced him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he dismissed two weeks ago

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Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

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Zimbabwe’s veteran leader attends graduation ceremony as calls grow for army to reveal transition plans

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