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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

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2018-06-22 François PICARD

Zero Tolerance: Does Border Security Trump Compassion?

In the United States, the Trump administration has gone back on its decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the border. But confusion still reigns over the...

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2018-06-21 François PICARD

Erdogan goes all in: The high stakes of Turkey's elections

In Turkey, it's all or nothing. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pulling out all the stops ahead of the first presidential poll since a constitutional reform put more power in the...

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2018-06-20 François PICARD

Children in cages: What drives Trump's family separation policy?

It's a land of immigrants whose leader seems to relish the outrage over his ever more radical border policy. Donald Trump tried to parlay the separation of migrant families and...

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2018-06-19 Europe

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to finally get eurozone reform on track, but the migrant crisis again stole the show. Angela Merkel and her cabinet...

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2018-06-18 Americas

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

What next for Colombia? Voters tacked conservative in the first presidential run-off to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year-old Ivan Duque beat Gustavo...

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