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African complaint on charter for S. Africa faces UN debate

The Security Council begins debate tomorrow on a complaint by African nations against a new South African constitution that goes into force Sept. 3. They have objected that the new constitution providing for a three-chamber Parliament that excludes the black majority and only entrenches that country's system of apartheid. It sets up separate chambers for white, Colored (mixed race), and Asian citizens. The debate is expected to last two days.

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