South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. It was the eighth attempt to unseat the 75-year-old leader, but the first to be held by secret ballot.
A ruling party kingpin, grave allegations of corruption and a leaked sex tape: South Africa's state corruption scandal has claimed yet another casualty – home affairs minister and one-time ANC youth leader Malusi Gigaba.
Sri Lankan lawmakers have thrown punches and objects in parliament on a second day after a political crisis left the country without a government. The parliamentary speaker needed a police escort to enter the chamber.
In 1998, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its findings after more than two years of hearings. Today it is criticized for allowing whites to continue to reap the rewards of apartheid.
More than two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, the unequal distribution of land remains. The government wants to rectify that, but the experts say there are more pressing issues.
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