Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

Former South African politician, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela, has died after a short illness South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandelas closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, has died aged 87. Kathrada was among those tried and jailed alongside Mandela … Read more

Jacob Zuma gains reprieve despite calls for his resignation

South Africas president will travel to Fidel Castros funeral an indication that he has seen off challenge to his leadership from within ANC ranks Jacob Zuma, South Africas beleaguered president, appeared to have won a fierce battle to remain in office as the ruling African National Congress concluded an intense and acrimonious three-day debate on … Read more

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