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ON THE LINE: Afghanistan Electionsi
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April 11, 2014 3:00 AM
Afghanistan's Presidential vote is being hailed as a success, with seven million voters braving Taliban threats to go to the polls. But Afghans say the true success of the election lies with the candidates accepting the final results. Who will emerge as the next President and how will this election shape Kabul's relations with NATO and the United States? That's next ON THE LINE.

ON THE LINE: Afghanistan Elections

Published April 10, 2014

Afghanistan's Presidential vote is being hailed as a success, with seven million voters braving Taliban threats to go to the polls. But Afghans say the true success of the election lies with the candidates accepting the final results. Who will emerge as the next President and how will this election shape Kabul's relations with NATO and the United States? That's next ON THE LINE.

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The recent attacks on foreigners in South Africa has alarmed leaders all over the continent. Several people have died and hundreds more have taken refuge in secured camps. Many political and social activists say this goes way beyond Xenophobia, and are calling on President Zuma to take strong action before it brings down Nelson Mandela’s dream for Africa. HashtagVOA takes a closer look at what’s driving the violence.

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Jay Naidoo: Former Mandela Cabinet Member & Social Activist, in Cape Town
Loren B. Landau, PhD: African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, in Boston