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By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - When one of the biggest private education firms in Sweden went bankrupt earlier this year, it left 11,000 students in the lurch and made Stockholm rethink its pioneering market reform of the state schools system. "I think we have had too much blind faith in that more private schools would guarantee greater educational quality," said Tomas Tobé, head of the parliament's education committee and spokesman on education for the ruling Moderate party. In a country with the fastest growing economic inequality of any OECD nation, basic aspects of the deregulated school market are now being re-considered, raising questions over private sector involvement in other areas like health. Two-decades into its free-market experiment, about a quarter of once staunchly Socialist Sweden's secondary school students now attend publically-funded but privately run schools, almost twice the global average.
Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0952 GMT: South African President Jacob Zuma and his entourage enters the stadium to cheers. 0945 GMT: AFP's Charlotte Plantive tells us Mandela's widow Graca Machel and ex-wife Winnie have met at the stadium and shared a long hug, both in black mourning clothes. This may be the first time US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, whose countries are historic Cold War-era foes, have found themselves in the same place. 0938 GMT: Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie, from whom he separated in 1992 after his release from prison, has arrived to loud cheers.