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South Africa Votes: First Elections for 'Born Free' Generation (part 2)

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

French 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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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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2017-12-06 Israel

US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump has announced that his country is recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city. What is the...

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2017-12-05 Brexit

Border bother: Theresa May scrambles to salvage Brexit breakthrough

On deadline day in Brussels, Theresa May was hoping for a breakthrough to finally take Brexit negotiations to the next level. But suddenly, the Northern Ireland’s first minister...

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2017-12-04 Yemen

Turning point for Yemen? Ex-president Saleh killed as alliance with Houthis crumbles

There seems to have been a turning point in the war in Yemen after Houthi rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled the city following a breakdown of their...

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