The founders of a major new South African opposition political party said Monday they are officially launching the Congress of the People, or COPE.
Leaders of a new South African political party meant to rival the African National Conference say ANC leaders are trying to legally intimidate them.
Leaders of a movement to establish a party to rival South Africa's African National Congress have been planning the move for months, an analyst says.
A South African leader who quit the government over the treatment of former President Thabo Mbeki says the African National Congress is close to splitting.
South African President Thabo Mbeki's bid to be re-elected may be in jeopardy as ANC conference delegates in Polokwane booed him and called for change.
South Africa will not send peacekeepers to war-torn Somalia but will consider other avenues of support, officials say.
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