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Burma opens probe into sectarian strife

Burmese authorities have faced criticism from rights groups after deadly unrest between Muslim Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

Burma’s rebel group warns ceasefire deal is unstable

One of Burma's most prominent rebel groups has warned that the ceasefire deal seen as a breakthrough in relations with the regime is 'fragile'.

Prisoner release puts Burma’s ball in the West’s court

Burma has freed at least 200 political prisoners in an amnesty that may embolden the opposition and put pressure on the West to lift sanctions.

Suu Kyi may soon play a role in Burma’s parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi could be given a job in Burma's nominally civilian government if she is elected to parliament in the April by-elections.

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘could lead Burma one day’

The personal political adviser of Burma's President Thein Sein says Aung San Suu Kyi's democratic party 'can be the ruling party one day'.

No political amnesty as Burma cuts prison terms

To mark the country's Independence Day, Burma's president has commuted death sentences and cut jail terms, stopping well short of a political amnesty.

Burma President approves ‘protest bill’

Burma's President Thein Sein has signed a bill that will allow citizens to protest peacefully once they have gained permission for their protest.

Burma may free more political prisoners soon

A senior government official says Burma may release more political detainees soon -- a week after about 200 prisoners were released.

Official says Burma to grant amnesty to prisoners

Burma's new military-backed government is preparing to grant an amnesty to some prisoners, an official said on Monday.

Burma’s hard-line prime minister dies in hospital

Burma Prime Minister Soe Win, considered one of the hardliners of the isolated military regime, died on Friday after a long illness, state media said. "The Prime Minister, General Soe Win, died this evening" at a military hospital in the country's main city, Rangoon, state radio said.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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