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Assassination pushes Burundi to the brink

Close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza, widely believed to be behind a spate of arbitrary arrests and killings of opposition members, gunned down.

Ten things about berets

With his usual flair for style, Julius Malema has dressed the active members of his new political party, Economic Freedom Fighters, in red berets.

Literary Festival 2013: The authors

The M&G Literary Festival features a lineup of well-known names from the worlds of media and publishing.

10 things about…Christmas

December 25 was also traditionally the birthday of the Persian god Mithra, known as the Sun of Righteousness and Lord of Light.

Ten things about Mangaung

Mangaung is the municipality in which the city of Bloemfontein is situated; the city is also erroneously referred to as Mangaung.

Ten things about James Bond

This year is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, which began with Dr No in 1962.

Ten things about Syria

The Mail & Guardian brings you ten facts you might have not konwn about Syria.

Ten things about defamation

The Law of South Africa dictionary defines defamation as a statement that "has the effect of injuring a plaintiff's reputation".

Ten things about social pacts

Social pacts grow from social contract theory, which goes back to the great Enlightenment philosophers of the 1600s and 1700s.

Ten things about presidential debates

The US debate tradition began in 1858 when, during the senatorial campaign, Abraham Lincoln challenged an opponent from the audience.

Ten things about national anthems

South Africa's national anthem is the only one in the world to contain stanzas in five different languages. Read more facts about national anthems.

Steve Biko trends on Twitter

While the world was tweeting about the new iPhone on Wednesday, South Africans were sharing thoughts about Steve Biko on Twitter.

Women ignored in tragedy at Marikana

The Marikana saga exposes the injustice raging in our society, writes a group of organisations that work with marginalised people.

Ten things about Cosatu

Cosatu is the biggest union federation in the country, followed by the Federation of Unions of South Africa with about 400 000 members.

Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement

We bring you ten facts about the Non-Aligned Movement which was founded by a group of countries that refused to take sides in the Cold War.

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