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Latest update : 2014-05-07

South Africa: A long road ahead for a young democracy

Twenty years ago, the first general elections took place in South Africa in which citizens of all races were allowed to take part. People voted with a smile. This Wednesday they will vote again - but this time, many casting their ballot do so feeling angry. Over the past 20 years the gap between the rich and poor has increased. People say reforms in areas like farming have not been quick enough and infrastructure is still poor.

There is also anger over corruption. President Jacob Zuma’s waning popularity was most clearly demonstrated when he was booed during Nelson Mandela's memorial service. A recent report revealing that he had benefited unduly from public money spent on his lavish home has not helped matters. France 24 reports on the issues weighing on voters' minds.

Programme prepared by Narimène Laouadi and Elise Duffau.
 

By Stephen CARSTENS , Caroline DUMAY , Ayesha ISMAIL

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2014-07-24 Ukraine

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

As early as the late 19th Century Crimea has lived off tourism. But the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, using military force, has already had an impact on the 2014 season....

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is...

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2014-07-23 agriculture

Hunger in a fertile land...

In Senegal a series of bad harvests mean the government and international organisations have been forced into distributing food aid. The aid helps farmers during lean times, but...

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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