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Cyclone Enawo: Madagascar death toll rises to 38  At least 38 people are now known to have died when Cyclone Enawo struck Madagascar this week. Another 180 people were injured Angola stadium stampede in Uige kills 17  At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium. Hundreds more were reported to have been injured South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria   Governing African National Congress has been defeated by the opposition Democratic Alliance in local polls in the capital Pretoria Local elections: ANC suffers major setback  South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has suffered its worst electoral setback since apartheid ended in 1994 SA Judge finds Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges  South Africa's President Zuma should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal, the High Court has ruled Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp  Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict Pistorius released from prison under house arrest  South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete has been released under house arrest nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfriend MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated  More debris washed ashore on the island is being investigated after a wing part suspected to come from missing flight was found on Wednesday More debris on Reunion Island beach may unlock MH370 mystery  Local workers on a Reunion Island beach in the Indian Ocean found more debris-- including a bottle of laundry detergent from Jakarta, Indonesia   MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage Map of Reunion France Southern Africa


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  Malaysia has sent a team to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to determine whether debris which washed up there is from missing flight MH370
2015 Jul.28   US dentist 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil  Walter Palmer who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the well-known animal and insists that he thought he was on a legal hunt 2015 Jul.17   Train crash: 300 injured near Johannesburg  About 300 people have been injured in a collision between two trains near South Africa's largest city

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2015 Jun.14   South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir  A South African court has issued an interim order stopping Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir, who faces war crimes charges, from leaving the country

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2015 Apr.18       Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence

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2015 Jan.17   Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands  Tens of thousands of people in the southern tip of Malawi have been cut off by floods, leaving them without food, clean water or access to health care

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2014 Dec.6   Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid  UK-born US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid

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2014 Oct.26   Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot  South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vosloorus 2014 Oct.21       Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison
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  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
2014 Oct.14   Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected  Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as 'blood money'

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2014 Sep.12       Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide
Map of PRETORIA South Africa  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder
 The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say 'justice was not served' after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door when he shot through the door
2014 Sep.11   Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius  The judge ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend but said he was negligent

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2014 Aug.30   Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa  The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger

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2014 Apr.10   Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying  The chief prosecutor sought to portray the track star as an arrogant hothead who is reckless with guns 2014 Apr.9   Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo  Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his trial

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2014 Mar.10   Pistorius sick as post-mortem read  Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist's testimony about the nature of his girlfriend's injuries after he shot her dead

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2014 Feb.16   SA miners freed from collapsed pit  Illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg have begun to emerge, a day after they were caught in a collapse 2014 Feb.5   Bodies found in South Africa mine  Rescue workers at a South African gold mine say they have recovered eight bodies after a fire and rock fall

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2013 Dec.15   Mandela buried at ancestral home  Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to first black president at a state funeral service
 His widow, Graca Machel, and President Zuma were present for the private, traditional Xhosa burial at Mr Mandela's ancestral home in Qunu. The last of 10 days of commemorations for Mr Mandela began with his coffin being taken on a gun carriage from his home to a giant marquee where his portrait hung behind 95 candles
2013 Dec.14   Nelson Mandela's body arrives home  Nelson Mandela's coffin has arrived in his ancestral home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, the final leg of its journey 2013 Dec.13   Mandela ANC goodbye ahead of burial  Nelson Mandela's coffin is due to set off for his ancestral home, where his state funeral will be held on Sunday ending a week of commemorations 2013 Dec.12   SA probes Mandela interpreter checks  Thamsanqa Jantjie said Thursday that he is a fully qualified interpreter and has been trusted in the past with other big events 2013 Dec.10   Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial  Representatives from around the world joined street sweepers, actors and religious figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela 2013 Dec.7   S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela  People in South Africa are taking part in a day of 'prayer and reflection' for late President Nelson Mandela. President Zuma will attend a service   SA to hold daily Mandela cortege  A funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela's body will travel through the streets of Pretoria daily on three days before his burial next Sunday 2013 Dec.6   South Africa and world mourn Mandela  South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95 2013 Dec.5       South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
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  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said


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2013 Nov.19   40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse  At least two people have died and up to 40 people are feared trapped after a roof collapsed at a construction site in eastern South Africa

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2013 Aug.30   Mandela returns home from hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela has returned unannounced to his home in Johannesburg after a long stay in hospital 2013 Aug.3   President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced
 Mugabe, 89, won 61% of the vote, against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's 34%


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2013 Jul.17   Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital  Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour

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2013 Jun.29   Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'  US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as 'an inspiration to the world' while visiting South Africa 2013 Jun.27   Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight  President Jacob Zuma received an update on Mandelaís condition from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old 2013 Jun.23   Mandela critically ill in hospital  Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical teams 2013 Jun.7   Nelson Mandela back in hospital  Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says

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2013 Mar.28   Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 'responding positively' to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency says

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2013 Feb.22   Oscar Pistorius granted bail  A magistrate granted bai, citing a number of problems with the police investigation into the death of the Olympic sprinter's girlfriend 2013 Feb.20   Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges  Hilton Botha, the detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry is himself facing seven charges of attempted murder, police have confirmed   Pistorius police evidence challenged  Lawyers for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius have challenged the testimony of a senior police detective on the second day of a bail hearing   'Gunshots, screams, then more shots'  A witness heard gunshots, screaming and then further shots from Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius's home on the night his girlfriend was killed 2013 Feb.14       Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend
Map of Pretoria South Africa  Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa
 His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has stunned the country where he is considered a national hero


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2012 Dec.26   Nelson Mandela out of hospital  Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital and will continue receiving treatment at his home in Houghton 2012 Dec.15   Mandela in hospital after surgery   Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Zuma's office said in a statement 2012 Dec.8   Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age'  South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for tests, but there is 'no cause for alarm'

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2012 Sep.2   Murder charges against miners dropped  urder charges against hundreds of South African miners will be dropped pending further investigation   Angola's ruling party declared election winner  The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was declared the winner of weekend elections after taking 73% of the vote

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2012 Aug.17     S African mining clash killed 34
Map of Marikana South Africa  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said
 At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot after armed protesters charged them, 'firing shots', at the Marikana mine in the north-east.


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2012 Feb.25   Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital  South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela successfully underwent hernia surgery

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2010 Jul.11       Spain win World Cup in extra time   Andres Iniesta scores with four minutes left in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands
 Nelson Mandela is in the crowd. A game littered with 13 yellow cards and one red is settled by a moment of magic. Spain: Iker Casillas (capt); Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Joan Capdevila; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso; Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro; David Villa Coach: Vicente Del Bosque (ESP) Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)
2010 Jul.7   Spain reached the World Cup final  A second-half header from Carles Puyol secured a narrow victory over Germany after an intriguing match 2010 Jul.6   Netherlands beat Uruguay to reach final  The Netherlands reached their third World Cup final with a 3-2 win over Uruguay in a dramatic semifinal
 Sneijder scored his fifth goal in South Africa and van Bronckhorst added one of the goals. Robben also scored as the Dutch never looked troubled despite a late onslaught from the two-time champions


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2010 Apr.3   Eugene Terreblanche killed  South African white supremacist leader was beaten to death after a dispute over unpaid wages, on his farm in the country's north-west

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2010 Jan.8   Togo football team bus attacked  A bus carrying Togo's national soccer team to a tournament in Angola came under fire, and Togo is weighing whether to pull out of Cup of Nations
 9 people were wounded -- 8 Togolese and one Angolan. The bus driver was killed in the attack and three others were injured. The assistant coach of Togo's national soccer team is among the victims of Friday's machine-gun attack


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2009 May.9   Zuma sworn in as South Africa's president  Jacob Zuma was inaugurated in an exuberant ceremony filled with heads of state and former presidents
 Zuma is an ethnic Zulu whose flamboyant style sits in contrast to more staid predecessors Mandela and Mbeki


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2009 Apr.24     ANC wins 'outright poll majority'  The ruling African National Congress has won an outright majority in general elections, just short of 2/3 of the approximately 17 million ballots cast

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2009 Mar.21     Opposition leader becomes president  After two months of political turmoil, Andry Rajoelina was inaugurated in front of thousands of supporters as Madagascar's president
 The event, which took place at a soccer stadium in Antananarivo, was broadcast on national TV
2009 Mar.14   President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum  Marc Ravalomanana has defied an ultimatum to resign in the face of a mass opposition rally in the capital, Antananarivo 2009 Mar.6   PM's wife killed in car crash  Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and recovering from head injuries after a car wreck that killed his wife, Susan
 Susan Tsvangirai was travelling with her husband south of Harare when their vehicle was in collision with a lorry. Mugabe and his wife have visited his former long-term rival in hospital


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2009 Feb.11   Tsvangirai sworn in as PM  Opposition leader was sworn in as prime minister of Zimbabwe as part of a new unity government
 Zimbabweans hope will signal an end to the political and economic crises that have gripped the nation for months. The government is the result of a power-sharing agreement reached in September between Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe


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2008 Dec.18   Cholera deaths pass 1,000  The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 1,111 people have died in the in Zimbabwe outbreak 2008 Dec.2       Cholera deaths near 500  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August
 Cholera spread has been aided by the collapse of Zimbabwe's health and sanitation systems amid a economic and political crisis


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2008 Sep.21     Mbeki resigns as president  Thabo Mbeki has formally resigned, a day after accepting a call by the governing African National Congress to resign
 In a TV address, Mr Mbeki said he had submitted a letter of resignation to the National Assembly
2008 Sep.17   Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a $1,000 note, $10 trillion in the old value, as the country battles to end cash shortages 2008 Sep.15       Rivals sign power-share deal  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis 2008 Sep.12   Judge throws out Zuma charges  A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid
 The judge is clearing the way for him to contest the presidential election early next year. Zuma was facing charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering relating to a multi-billion dollar 1999 arms deal
2008 Sep.11   Rivals agree unity deal  The opposition leader Tsvangirai and President Mugabe to share power. Tsvangirai would be prime minister with Mugabe president

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2008 Jul.21   Rivals sign deal on talks  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks
 The deal provides the groundwork to end political violence and establish some sort of coalition government. President stressed that the coming negotiations would involve 'no dictation from the outside'. Both Mugabe and Tsvangirai appeared at a news conference with South African President Mbeki, who mediated the memorandum of understanding
2008 Jul.18   Mandela at 90 issues call for poor  Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in S. Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the poor
 His predecessor as president, FW de Klerk, described him as one of the greatest figures of the last century
2008 Jul.11   Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe  Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government

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2008 Jun.29   Mugabe sworn in after disputed election  President Robert Mugabe was sworn in after the Electoral Commission declared he overwhelmingly won the disputed runoff election
 Robert Mugabe was the only candidate to run after the opposition boycotted the vote amid claims of state-sponsored violence. A 21-gun salute and military jet fly-by greeted Mugabe at the ceremony at his State House residence in Harare. Official results said he won all 10 provinces with 85.5% of the vote, but there were many spoiled ballots
2008 Jun.27   Vote under threat of violence  Zimbabweans have been going to the polls in presidential runoff election amid reports of intimidation by Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party 2008 Jun.22     Opposition pulls out of election   Morgan Tsvangirai is pulling out of presidential run-off as there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair
 Tsvangirai called on the global community to step in to prevent 'genocide'
2008 Jun.20   Biti ordered to face treason trial  A magistrate ruled that Tendai Biti, the secretary-general of the opposition party, must face trial on charges that include treason 2008 Jun.4   Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote  Police have detained presidential contender, just weeks before the June 27 runoff election against President Mugabe

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2008 May.24   Tsvangirai returns home  Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe for the first time since leaving the country after the controversial March 29 election
 The return was delayed amid an alleged army plot to kill him, which the ruling party said was 'fantasy'. Tsvangirai says he will win a June run-off presidential poll. The MDC leader accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of seeking to 'decimate' opposition structures ahead of the vote
2008 May.2   Officials: rivals face runoff  A runoff has been declared in presidential election after officials said main Tsvangirai won 47.9% of votes, compared to 43.2% for Mugabe
 Neither candidate passed the 50% threshold for an outright win. Movement for Democratic Change said the result was 'scandalous daylight robbery'


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2008 Apr.26   Recount shows opposition ahead  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial elections
 In initial results, the Movement for Democratic Change, declared a majority of parliamentary seats, but the electoral commission began recounting by hand ballots in 23 voting districts after Mugabe's Zanu-PF party complained of count irregularities
2008 Apr.12   Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis  Leaders from southern Africa convened for a meeting aimed at trying to resolve a dispute over the release of March 29 presidential election results
 Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is not at the summit
2008 Apr.2       Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority   Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105
 The MDC said its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won the presidential election. The official election results have not yet been declared


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2008 Feb.27   Outcry in SA over 'racist' video  Several white students face criminal charges after allegedly forcing black campus employees to eat food that had been urinated on
 White students were seen in a video mocking black housekeepers and serving them stew seemingly laced with urine


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2008 Jan.13   Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits  Jackie Selebi's resignation follows his suspension as South Africa's national police commissioner

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2007 Dec.28   New charges for Zuma  The prosecutors have brought corruption charges against Jacob Zuma, who was elected leader of the governing African National Congress 2007 Oct.3   3,200 workers trapped in gold mine  Power has been restored to a gold mine, and some of the more than 3,200 miners inside are beginning to return to the surface
 A broken pipe severed power cables to a lift. The workers are more than 1.3 miles underground at Harmony Gold's Elandsrand mine in Carletonville, about 50 miles southwest of Johannesburg
2007 Jul.5   Bulk buy ban amid frenzy  Authorities ordered businesses to stop selling basic goods in bulk to avert shortages after an price freeze triggered a frenzied buying spree 2007 Mar.28   Opposition leaders arrested  Police stormed the main opposition party's headquarters and arrested its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai
 Tsvangirai was seized along with about 20 members of staff ahead of a news conference. Press calls for Harare pressure
2007 Mar.18   Opposition aide beaten  4 representatives of main opposition party were arrested as they tried to leave the country for neighboring South Africa 2007 Mar.12     Opposition tortured by police   Top opposition leaders were assaulted by police who broke up a prayer meeting planned to protest government policies
 Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is in a bad state after being beaten by police in custody


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2006 Oct.31   Botha, bastion of white rule, dies  Former President P.W. Botha was the defiant face of white rule at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle 2006 Oct.16   Madonna baby flies out of Malawi  A plane carrying 13-month-old David Banda that pop star is seeking to adopt has taken off from the country 2006 Sep.20   S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges  The corruption case against former South African Deputy President has been thrown out of court 2006 May.8       Zuma acquitted in rape case   A judge acquitted former Deputy President on charges he raped an HIV-positive family friend
 The decision is keeping alive the political Zuma's hopes recently seen as the country's next president 2,000 supporters of 64-year-old anti-apartheid veteran outside the Johannesburg court exploded in wild cheers


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2005 Jun.22   Evicted moved to 'transit camp'  The campaign to clear the homes, businesses of the poor from its cities has sparked more violence 2005 Apr.1   Mugabe wins criticized election  President's ruling party has secured a majority in parliamentary elections, getting 55 of 120 elected seats

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2004 Mar.8   Jet seized with 'suspected mercenaries'  Authorities have taken 64 people into custody and seized a U.S.-registered jetliner carrying military material

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2002 Aug.12   Mugabe tells white farmers to go  President has told white farmers defying an eviction order to quit the country 2002 Jul.8   Leaders launch African Union  African leaders gathered to eulogize the Organization of African Unity as a crucial instrument in fight against colonialism 2002 Mar.13   Mugabe wins 'rigged' poll  President has won a fifth term in office amid accusations of ballot irregularities and ruling party violence 2002 Feb.25   Mugabe opponent accused of treason  Morgan Tsvangirai is to face charges of offence punishable by death - over an alleged plot to assassinate President 2002 Jan.10   Mugabe gets new powers  Parliament has approved 2 of the 3 controversial measures which President wants to use in his re-election campaign

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2001 Aug.10   Train attack killed 152  The train hit a mine and was then attacked by gunmen who shot screaming passengers 2001 Apr.11   43 die in soccer stampede  The stampede began as a crowd tried to get into stadium to watch the match between South Africa's two biggest teams 2001 Feb.25   80,000 at risk from floods  Authorities begun evacuating 80,000 people threatened by fresh floods as more water is released from a reservoir

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2000 Mar.14   Floods move deadly mines  Land mines were loosened from their locations and moved who-knows-where by the deluge
before year 2000
Apr. 27, 1994     South African general election ends apartheid
  The anniversary of the elections, 27 April, is celebrated as a public holiday known as Freedom Day
Apr. 18, 1980       Rhodesia becomes Zimbabwe
Map of Harare Zimbabwe
  The country became independent as the Republic of Zimbabwe, and its capital, Salisbury, was renamed Harare two years later.
Dec. 3, 1967     Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs first heart transplant operation
Map of Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town South Africa  The operation lasted nine hours and used a team of thirty people.The patient, Louis Washkansky, was a 54-year-old grocer Oct. 9, 1899       Second Boer War begins Map of Natal South Africa  Was fought between the United Kingdom and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State Oct. 27, 1871   Britain annexes Kimberly diamond fields  Griqualand West, together with some adjacent territory to which the Transvaal had laid claim, was proclaimed British territory Mar. 19, 1813   David Livingstone born  A Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa Apr. 7, 1652     Cape Town founded Map of Cape Town  2ond among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, after Johannesburg and virtually ex-aequo with the Durban Metropolitan Area Mar. 1, 1498   Vasco da Gama discovers Mozambique  Fearing the local population would be hostile to Christians, da Gama impersonated a Muslim and gained audience with the Sultan of Mozambique