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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele speaks at a news conference in Cape Town, January 28, 2014. Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in this year’s South African election, giving the main opposition party a respected black figurehead to challenge the ruling ANC. Mamphele, a medical doctor and former World Bank managing director, commands wide admiration among South Africa’s black majority as the partner of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, beaten to death in apartheid police custody in 1977. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)