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At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence blessed the world with a performance during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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As migration worldwide soars to record highs, far less visible has been its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys.

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Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s top court says adults can use marijuana in private. The […]

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Unlike in the United States where going on racist rants against current and past presidents only damages your reputation, in South Africa, it can land you in hot water with the law. Kessie Nair, a former councilor and convicted con artist, has been arrested over a racist rant against the country’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa on […]

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s top court says adults can use marijuana in private. The Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a provincial court’s ruling in a case involving Gareth Prince, who advocates the decriminalization of the drug. Prince says cannabis should be regulated in the same way as alcohol and tobacco. Government authorities have said […]

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As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police.

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Relax.That's the message South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has for anyone fretting about the nation's plans for land reform.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Tuesday to make Britain the biggest investor in Africa from the developed world.

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Adam Catzavelos says he is sorry... now that his racist rant has cost him his job at his family business.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday […]

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As it stands Flint, Mich., still doesn’t have clean drinking water and Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s aftermath. But President Trump, in a late-night tweetstorm, decided to run down the rabbit hole that seems to be the latest white nationalist conspiracy theory, specifically, that white South…

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The South African government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures.

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A high-powered telescope built in South Africa is giving scientists a crystal clear view into the cosmos.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will “finalize a proposed amendment” to allow land expropriation without compensation. Ramaphosa addressed South Africa’s parliament in Cape Town in February stating that the “original sin” of the country was the European colonizers taking land from the tribal people in the 1600s. The South African parliament passed […]

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Getting to South Africa had been on my bucket list for years. The travel envy would always kick in while scrolling through my Instagram feed and seeing people climbing to the top of Table Mountain, or getting low at AFROPUNK. I’d imagine landing in the country and being swept away on mythical safaris while singing […]

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat.

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  South Africa has unveiled a powerful radio telescope, part of an international project that scientists say will provide new details on the Milky Way and other galaxies. They also are releasing an image described as the “clearest view yet” of the center of our galaxy. Officials are gathering for the inauguration of the 64-antenna […]

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has unveiled a powerful radio telescope, part of an international […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z will lead an A-list lineup to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in a Johannesburg festival by the Global Citizen.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The offer caused an outcry: The highest bidder in a South African […]

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July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013.

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Emotional tributes to anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela poured in on Wednesday during an hours-long memorial service attended by thousands at Soweto's Orlando Stadium. Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81.

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California congresswoman Maxine Waters shared the feeling of millions around the world following the death of Winnie Mandela on Monday. Rep. Waters tweeted her condolences on Monday afternoon. Today I mourn the loss of my dear friend & one of the greatest leaders & activists in the world: Winnie Mandela. I worked w/ her on the release of […]

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[WATCH] Poet @lebomashile says the mainstream western media’s depiction of #WinnieMandela should be a lesson […]

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By midday Monday, the death at age 81 of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the iconic — and at times controversial — symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, had been confirmed. And I really need folks to understand the magnitude of who (and what) we lost today. READ MORE: 7 fascinating facts about the late South African activist […]

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, passed away today at age 81.She was known as the "Mother of the Nation."

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Alt-Right Alex Jones goes full white supremacist, and claims that whites brought civilization to Africa, […]

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South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, wants to address the legacy of colonization in his country by taking land from white farmers and giving it to the Black citizens. Ramaphosa said in an address to South Africa’s parliament in Cape Town that the “original sin” of the country was the European colonizers taking land from the […]

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EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday encouraged people to study farming because "the land is coming". "We are not going to disrupt faming. We are going to inherit farming and continue to farm. We want agricultural colleges open. Because the land is coming and it is going to need educated farmers." 

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