New S. Africa party officially launches

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The founders of a major new South African opposition political party said Monday they are officially launching the Congress of the People, or COPE.

ANC sues defectors over name

SANDTON, South Africa, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Leaders of a new South African political party meant to rival the African National Conference say ANC leaders are trying to legally intimidate them.
Analyst: New S. Africa party long planned

Analyst: New S. Africa party long planned

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- 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.
South Africa's ANC said close to split

South Africa's ANC said close to split

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- 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.

ANC conference marked by dissent

POLOKWANE, South Africa, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- 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 says no troops for Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- South Africa will not send peacekeepers to war-torn Somalia but will consider other avenues of support, officials say.