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In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says,
Sunday 21 December 2014 10:15
The death of the Afrikaner rebel, Jopie Fourie, the last person in South Africa to be put to death by a firing squad for high treason a century ago, was commemorated this weekend in Pretoria.
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Sunday 21 December 2014 06:35
A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said.
Sunday 21 December 2014 07:28
President Jacob Zuma will depart on a working visit to Uganda and Tanzania this weekend, the Presidency said on Saturday.
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:03
Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco anymore, and she is thrilled that the US market is finally opening up for her handmade Cuban "habanos".
Saturday 20 December 2014 14:30
There is controversy over the possible export of baby elephants despite Zimbabwean authorities maintaining that they abide by international treaties when sending live animals abroad.
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:12
The South African team that took part in the International Dance Organisation (IDO) World Dance Championships in Poland last week has returned home with 21 medals.
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:19
England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to clarify that Alastair Cook's dismissal as ODI captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Sunday 21 December 2014 11:06
In 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people ten years ago, received a reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.
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