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Africa remembers Rwanda genocide, and says ‘never again’

Rwandans living in Johannesburg relived the genocide in their country 20 years ago. They told their stories of horror; but the over-riding emotions at the end of the day were those of reconciliation, hope, healing and forgiveness.

Rwanda finds a path out of history of horror

Instead of taking the route of vengeance and punishment, Rwanda has chosen admission, reconciliation and forgiveness. This way, it has missed a "justice of ashes". But to build a stable and prosperous country has required draconian legislation and curtailed personal freedom.

Zuma arrives in Angola for summit

The Great Lakes countries gather in the midst of internal conflict and strife in three of their member states. The meeting will look at ways to engender peace, stability and development in the region.

Take a trip to Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is a vast, open land of breathtaking landscapes and ancient history. Kimberley, the old diamond-mining town, is the provincial capital, and a good place to start your adventure through this surprising, beautiful part of the world.
• Khoisan couple home at last

SS Mendi ship history

Remembering the SS Mendi

On 21 February 1917 over 600 black South Africans serving in World War I lost their lives when the troop carrier SS Mendi sank in the icy waters of the English Channel. The tragedy is now being commemorated by a special film produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Remembering Bhambatha

Remembering Bhambatha

South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki says traditional leaders should be inspired by Bhambatha Zondi's 1906 war of colonial resistance and strive to ensure a better life for all in their communities.
Battle of Isandlwana revisited

Battle of Isandlwana revisited

Several British regiments will feature in a re-enactment of two decisive phases of the Battle of Isandlwana on the 125th anniversary of the greatest defeat ever inflicted on British forces during the Anglo-Zulu war.
The end of the first modern war

The end of the first modern war

One hundred years ago the first 'modern war', involving all the ugly signatures of 20th century warfare - guerrilla tactics, camouflage uniforms, concentration camps, attacks on civilians - ended in a small rural town south-west of Johannesburg.

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