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2008-09-25 12:00:18

South Africa's parliament Thursday appointed Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president of the African National Congress, as the country's interim president. Motlanthe was sworn in and succeeds outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, who stepped down at the request of the ANC, CNN reported.

2008-09-21 09:00:12

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 20 September [Unattributed report: "Mbeki To Address Nation Sunday"] South African President Thabo Mbeki will address the nation after a special cabinet meeting Sunday [21 September], the government said, after Mbeki on Saturday [20 September] said he would accept calls for his resignation.

2008-09-03 06:00:16

By Roderick Conway Morris The "Birdwatchers" of the Chilean-born Marco Bechis's in- competition film are the well-heeled seekers after exotic flora and fauna, who come on visits to a comfortable ranch in Amazonia on the edge of a tract of "virgin" forest, through which a river lazily meanders, the natives appearing picturesquely on the banks.

2008-08-06 15:00:33

By CARDY, Tom A KIWI father-and-son writing team behind a film about champion weightlifter Precious McKenzie have landed a deal for a second film, a romantic adventure set in 19th century Fiji.

2008-07-23 15:00:57

By Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Jul. 23--The life of Nelson Mandela--marked by tragic injustice and transcendent heroism--may be too vast a subject to be encompassed by a single musical composition. But that did not stop Chicago composer-trumpeter Orbert Davis from attempting the Herculean task.

2008-07-19 09:00:16

By Claire Soares He may be the world's adopted grandfather, but it was with his actual grandchildren that Nelson Mandela chose to celebrate his 90th birthday yesterday in the rural South African village he calls home.

2008-07-18 18:00:11

BIRTHDAY greetings from admirers ranging from politicians to pop stars to members of the public were pouring in for Nelson Mandela, who turned 90 today.

2008-07-08 06:00:27

By William Kaempffer and Maria Garriga, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul.

2006-09-03 03:12:39

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma is due in court this week to face corruption charges, strengthened by outspoken supporters who have kept alive his hope of political resurrection.

2006-07-31 06:20:36

By Paul Simao PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday postponed the graft trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as defense lawyers called for the case to be dismissed.

Word of the Day
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.