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In Focus: S. African Elections

Ruling party leader Jacob Zuma is expected to clinch the nation's presidency on April 22, 2009, but the African National Congress faces its greatest challenge since apartheid ended in 1994.

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S. Africa Prosecutors Drop Case Against Leader of Ruling Party
Article | JOHANNESBURG, April 6 -- South African prosecutors said Monday they are dropping corruption charges against ruling party leader Jacob Zuma, ending a long legal saga just two weeks before national elections that are expected to deliver him the presidency.
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White Afrikaners In S. Africa Hear Inclusive Voice From ANC Leader
Article | PRETORIA, South Africa -- A white pastor spoke of the "tremendous amount of hurt" his fellow Afrikaners feel in black-ruled South Africa. A man complained that racial quotas keep white children off school sports teams. Another fretted about dwindling education in Afrikaans, the language of Afrika...
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Beset by Troubles, S. Africa's Voters Are Divided Over Zuma
Article | JOHANNESBURG -- One week before this country's fourth democratic elections, South Africa's main opposition party has unveiled a last-ditch campaign slogan that minces no words: "Stop Zuma."
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Mandela Gives ANC's Zuma A Powerful Stamp of Approval
Article | JOHANNESBURG, April 19 -- Pollsters and analysts predict a clean sweep for the ruling African National Congress when this nation goes to the polls on Wednesday. But just in case, the party pulled out an electoral trump card at a massive rally Sunday: Nelson Mandela.
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Supporters of South Africa's Zuma celebrate
Article | PRETORIA, South Africa -- South Africa's long-dominant governing party was racing against itself Friday, leaving its opponents far behind and closing in on its goal of doing as well or better than in the last elections. The African National Congress swept the first post-apartheid election in 1994...
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In South Africa, Talk of a One-Party State
Article | THEMBELIHLE, South Africa -- Fifteen years into democracy, Peter Dlhamini still lives in a shack on land that is not his, where the toilet is a pit in the ground and the television is not plugged into an outlet -- there is none -- but hooked up to a generator.
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ANC Looks for Big Win in South African Vote
Video | South Africans lined up before sunrise Wednesday to vote in an election energized by the hugely popular Jacob Zuma. Video by AP

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