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South African University to Remove Rhodes Statue

South Africa's University of Cape Town decided Wednesday to remove a contentious statue of British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes that has triggered protests from students over the past month. The statue of a seated Rhodes overlooking the main rugby fields of the university has been covered up for the past few weeks as students, both whites and blacks, regularly marched past with placards calling for its removal. They insist the statue, unveiled in 1934, is a symbol of the...

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