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Ben Ali officials were not hunted down and a law to ban members of his party from politics never made it past initial proposals. ( )

Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win election

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,

No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:19
Winning Miss World has changed my life: Strauss
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:06
No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:19
Winning Miss World has changed my life: Strauss
Sunday 21 December 2014 12:06
Sars' Pillay faces another suspension
Sunday 21 December 2014 09:53

South Africa

Jopie Fourie's death by firing squad commomerated

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.

Africa

Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win election

Sunday 21 December 2014 09:44

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,

World

Gunman with possible revenge in mind kills two NYC police officers

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.

Politics

President Jacob Zuma's Uganda and Tanzania State visit will address issues of peace and security on the African continent
Zuma to visit Uganda and Tanzania

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.

Business

Cuba's famed cigars get a foot in door of US market

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".

Science

Up to 36 baby elephants plus lions and sables are being captured in Hwange National Park for export overseas.
Furore over possible baby elephants move

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.

Lifestyle

South African team returns from "dance olympics" victorious

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.

Sport

No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking

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.

Opinion

10 years after the 2004 Tsunami, Indonesia still not disaster ready

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.

National Days 2014

All the latest news on Reconciliation Day 2014.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

All the latest news, exclusive insight and multimedia from the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius

Celebrating 20 yrs of freedom

South Africa was freed from the shackles of apartheid and the first democratic elections were held in 1994. A journey of freedom is documented in this special feature.

Lifestyle, Science & Tech Wrap

Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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