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VIDEO: 20 years of social change in S Africa

South Africans will celebrate “Freedom Day” this weekend – a celebration of 20 years of democracy. On 27 April 1994, millions of black people were able to vote in the first free and fair elections. Milton Nkosi reports on two decades of change. Article ...

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April 25th, 2014

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South Africa election: Stay connected

25 April 2014 Last updated at 11:24 South Africans will be going to the polls on Wednesday 7 May to vote in the country’s election. Freedom Day on Sunday 27 April will mark 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa. It will be the first time that ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Somali shock over ‘lost’ stowaway

25 April 2014 Last updated at 20:29 A Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman said the teenager was “exceptionally lucky” to have survived the flight The mother of a Somali teenager who survived a US flight in a wheel well has told the BBC of her shock and relief to ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Ahly eager to avoid humiliating exit

Egyptians Al Ahly want to avoid a second continental exit within two months when they defend a one-goal Confederation Cup lead at Moroccans Difaa El-Jadidi this weekend. The Cairo ‘Red Devils’ were shock losers to Libyans Al Ahli Benghazi in the final qualifying ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 18-24 April 2014

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27148447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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April 25th, 2014

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Nigeria delays Biafran war film

25 April 2014 Last updated at 16:27 Director Biyi Bandele (l) and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently attended the premiere in Lagos Nigeria’s film board has delayed the release of Half of a Yellow Sun, a film about the Biafran war. The film, by Nigerian-born ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Call to end vaccine ‘nightmare’

25 April 2014 Last updated at 14:32 By Tulip Mazumdar Global health reporter Getting vaccines to children in remote parts of developing countries can be a logistical nightmare, not least because of the requirement to keep them cold. But the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Dujkovic on shortlist for Rwanda job

Ratomir Dujkovic could be in line for a second spell in charge of Rwanda after being placed on a shortlist to become the national team’s next coach. The 68-year-old Serbian led the Wasps for three years from 2001, guiding them to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Everton may seek to keep Traore

Everton are open to extending Lacina Traore’s loan spell despite the Ivorian’s injury-ravaged time at the club since he joined from Monaco. The 23-year-old arrived in January and played only 61 minutes, scoring in an FA Cup win, before suffering a season-ending ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Nigeria vows to find abducted girls

25 April 2014 Last updated at 10:16 The girls were seized from their hostel late at night Nigeria’s government has vowed to do all it can to rescue some 190 girls abducted from their school last week, following a crisis meeting in Abuja. Security chiefs, ministers, ...

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April 25th, 2014

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