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Latest News Wires South African opposition coalition splits after agreement

The combined groups were planning to challenge South Africa's ruling party in this year's elections.

By Christopher TorchiaAssociated Press / February 3, 2014

Mike Hutchings/REUTERS

South Africa's main opposition party said Sunday a plan to join forces with another opposition group to challenge the ruling party in elections this year has collapsed, just five days after the leaders of the two groups held an upbeat news conference to announce they were merging their campaigns.