Black Wednesday

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South Africans end week of "secrecy bill" protests

October 29, 2010 3:09 PM ET

On Wednesday, just before South African lawmakers were scheduled to debate amendments to the controversial Protection of Information Bill, thousands of protesters marched to the gates of Parliament in Cape Town to oppose the measure, which they called an...

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In South Africa, echoes of Black Wednesday

October 25, 2010 1:14 PM ET

On October 19, 1977, South Africa's government banned The World newspaper, along with Weekend World, the paper's weekly magazine, and Pro Veritate, a Christian publication. Authorities also detained scores of activists and outlawed 17 anti-apartheid groups during the one-day...

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