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Griffin Shea

Angola’s Dos Santos wants another term to rebuild

Angola's president has asked the country to give him five more years in power to further his drive to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war.

Thousands rally for Dos Santos ahead of Angola polls

With the president's face on jumbo screens, T-shirts and helium blimps, thousands of Angolans rallied to show their support ahead of the polls.

Inter-racial SA family grew in apartheid’s shadow

Isaac and Joan Ngwenya have an exceptional story from the apartheid era, whereby every citizen was classified by race.

Outside chaotic Luanda, a new city rises

In a field 30km south of Angola's chaotic capital, a city seems to rise from nothing, a showpiece in government's drive to build a million homes.

Mandela: ‘I’m no saint’

A collection of Nelson Mandela's papers reveals his years of heartache at missing his family while in prison and his wariness at becoming idolised.

Strike strains Zuma’s alliances

South Africa's week-long public-service strike has strained President Jacob Zuma's ties with leftist allies who helped propel him to power.

Madiba, Winnie mourn at great-granddaughter’s funeral

Nelson Mandela and his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, mourned at the funeral of their great-granddaughter, Zenani Mandela, on Thursday.

Grieving Mandela to miss World Cup opener

A grief-stricken Nelson Mandela pulled out of the Soccer World Cup opening Friday after the death of his great-granddaughter.

South Africans gear up for World Cup

In the final run-up to the World Cup, South Africans have snapped up tickets in a surge that will give the tournament a more African flavour.

Surfing gets homeless kids off Durban’s streets

A 14-year-old boy named Wonder clambers out of the ocean and on to Durban's South Beach, exhausted after hours of surfing, and collapses on the sand.

SA preps for spotlight in World Cup draw

South Africa is polishing up for the global spotlight during the Soccer World Cup draw in two weeks, eager to show it's ready for the games.

‘We can’t go home empty-handed’

Onias was 16 years old when he ran away from his home in rural Zimbabwe. Schools were shuttered and his village had run out of food.

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