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Winnie Mandela’s casket arrives at stadium for final send-off

Tens of thousands of mourners attend struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s state funeral in Soweto. IMAGES of Mandela’s casket arriving at Orlando Stadium

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Soweto pays final respects to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela

Rev. Jesse Jackson pays tribute to Winnie Mandela as hundreds of people line the streets of Soweto in South Africa to see her funeral procession.

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Soweto pays final respects to Winnie Mandela

Hundreds of people line the streets of Soweto to see the funeral procession of anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela ahead of her final send-off this weekend. IMAGES

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Soweto murder taints legacy of South Africa’s Winnie Mandela

As South Africa mourns the loss of Winnie Mandela, the death of 14-year-old activist Stompie Seipei in 1989 still taints the anti-apartheid stalwart’s legacy.

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South Africans hail Winnie Mandela’s fight for women

South Africans praise Winnie Mandela’s fight for women and young people as thousands of mourners flock to the heart of Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s former wife and struggle hero.

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Toxic waste from gold rush threatens lives in Johannesburg

Toxic water and dust are endangering the lives of tens of thousands of South Africans living in Soweto townships, where residents have no choice but to live near mounds of toxic waste produced during the 19th century gold rush.

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South Africa: Soweto residents protest housing conditions

Soweto residents protest against housing and working conditions, voicing their opposition to the ANC’s Reconstruction and Development Programme in South Africa.

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Africa Weekly: a round-up of news and features in Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, a year after the launch of a much-needed clean-up programme in oil-rich southern Nigeria, the oil slicks which blackened the waters, killed the fish and ruined the mangroves are still present. Then we head to Soweto where small-scale entrepreneurs are hoping to transform South Africa’s township economy and finally we end in the DRC where a first class football training facility has been left in dissaray after its founder – also one of DRC’s key political opponents – left the country.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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Soweto’s urban entrepreneurs take on the world

Soweto’s small-scale entrepreneurs are taking their creations to the world with the help of an innovative new scheme that hopes to transform South Africa’s township economy.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 23, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Tensions rise between locals and foreign shopkeepers in South African city of Soweto, Chile will reopen its investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, El Salvador grants amnesty to woman accused of having an abortion, and Libya’s political crisis has its residents struggling to keep the lights on.

Violence and Looting at Foreign-Owned Shops Near Johannesburg
Two people were killed on Thursday during clashes between locals and foreign shopkeepers in Soweto. The unrest was sparked by the shooting death of a teenager during a botched robbery attempt.

Government Reopens Inquiry Into Death of Poet Pablo Neruda
Officials say there’s reason to believe the Nobel Laureate was poisoned in the days after the 1973 coup.

Amnesty Granted to Woman Accused of Having an Abortion
Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez was serving a 30-year sentence for aggravated murder. She was charged following the death of her baby and was initially accused of trying to have an abortion, which is banned in the country.

Ongoing Fighting Causing Power Cuts
​Families are forced to buy generators to cope with energy shortages as the government struggles to meet demand.​

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