South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - For hundreds of years, indigenous South Africans have chewed a plant they say reduces stress, relieves hunger, sedates and elevates moods.

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president says his ruling party will research a proposal from its youth league to nationalize the country's lucrative mining sector.

JOHANNESBURG - People threw rocks and set fires, and police fired live ammunition and rubber bullets Tuesday during an effort to clear shacks from a Cape Town nature reserve, highlighting tensions over housing shortages in South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - Influential South African political groups are demanding a leftward shift in the country's market-friendly policies - including nationalizing mines - which they say have left too many citizens jobless and poor.
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