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November 27, 2014
S.African president due in China next week
Johannesburg (AFP) Nov 27, 2014
South African President Jacob Zuma will lead a high-profile delegation next week to China, its single largest trading partner, to strengthen investment ties, the government announced Thursday. Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane confirmed the visit will take place over December 4 and 5. "South Africa and China share a sound political relationship which can be used better to lay the basis for implementing South Africa's economic objectives," Mashabane said. ... read more
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UN chief calls for end to Libya air raids
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Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases
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U.S. not on oil map for Nigeria
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