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South Africa Votes: First Elections for 'Born Free' Generation

A few months ago, the planet mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela. He narrowly missed witnessing this Wednesday's South African general election, the first to include voters who never experienced Apartheid. The so-called "Born Free" generation casting their ballots is a milestone in many ways. But what are the new challenges faced by a nation that was recently overtaken by Nigeria as the continent's largest economy? What kind of politics await tomorrow's South Africa?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Alain Lamassoure

Candidate for the European elections, UMP (centre-right)

Mo LAUDI

South African Music Producer

Nestor BIDADANURE

Independent journalist and author of 'Don't turn off the light'

Milisuthando BONGELA

Writer and blogger, ranked Top 10 female blogger in South Africa

Clayson MONYELA

Head of Public Diplomacy, Government of South Africa

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-16 Nicolas Sarkozy

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-15 John Kerry

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-15 Syria

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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