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African National Congress Turns 100

US First Lady Michelle Obama with former South African President Nelson Mandela at this home, in Houghton, South Africa, June 21, 2011. Before becoming president, Mandela was a key ANC leader for many years. (AP Photo/ Debbie Yazbek, Nelson Mandela Founda

South Africa’s African National Congress is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The once militant opposition group is now the country’s dominant ruling party. Nevertheless, it faces many political, social and economic challenges in a country where democracy is still very young.

VOA reporter Delia Robertson is also a South African historian. To listen to her interview with Joe De Capua about the history of the ANC click on the link below.