Woman heads new political party formed in South Africa

South Africa has a new political party that could will put news faces and challenges before the old, powerful but riven African National Congress (ANC), which since 1994 has been a sure-thing at the polls.

The new body is headed by Mamphela Ramphele, a former senior World Bank official and anti-apartheid activist. It’s called Agang, and she says it would compete in the next elections in 2014. Its chances of making an impression were not rated highly.

— Murray Burt

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