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ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma. The main candidates are the current deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s ex-wife. Whoever wins […]

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Decision time

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sebastián Piñera (L) and Alejandro Guillier are neck and neck in the opinion polls Once there were eight, now there are two. As Chileans vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, they will now have a straight choice. And, in a way, both candidates could be […]

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'Million mutinies'

Image copyright Getty Images Five years after the notorious gang rape and murder of a 23-year old physiotherapy student on a bus in Delhi, the BBC’s Geeta Pandey asks if India is a better place for women today. First, a recap of the horrific crime – the young woman and her male friend had boarded […]