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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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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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