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African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

South African business leaders urge President Ramaphosa to reform faster

South African business leaders on Wednesday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to push through reforms faster to lift the economy and curb investment outflows, as executives and policymakers gathered for a continental economic summit.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma pulls out of South African graft inquiry – lawyer

Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into state corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma gets death threat

Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said he had received a death threat after his testimony the previous day to an inquiry on corruption.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Corruption: Jacob Zuma alleges character assassination

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma on Monday told a corruption inquiry that he has been belittled.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

Jacob Zuma to make first appearance at South Africa corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to face corruption inquiry

Former South African, President Jacob Zuma, appeared before a commission of inquiry on Monday, to respond to damning testimony accusing him of widespread corruption in the country’s leadership.
Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, arrives in court ahead of being charged with corruption, in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 9,2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Court acquits Duduzane Zuma over auto accident death

A South African court on Friday found Duduzane, son of former president Jacob Zuma, not guilty of culpable homicide and negligent driving over a fatal car crash that killed a woman in February 2014.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma seeks dismissal of corruption charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court Monday, fighting to have corruption charges against him dismissed.
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ANC loses massive votes in South Africa’s election

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set for a clear victory in South Africa’s election but with a lower vote share, both for it and its main rival, the Democratic Alliance.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during a press briefing in Johannesburg on 21 May 2018. Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

South Africa main opposition looks to 2024 as ruling party leads poll

The main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane pledged to “bring change’’ in the next national polls in 2024, as the ruling party led in South African elections on Friday.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa voting on Wednesday. His party ANC projected to win the poll

ANC projected to win South Africa election

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was in touching distance of election victory Friday but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the country’s flagging economy and fight corruption, results showed.
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Early results suggest ANC to retain power in South Africa

Early vote tallies suggest South Africa’s ruling ANC party will retain power after an election on Wednesday, but analysts said its share of the vote could fall below 60 percent for the first time since the end of white minority rule.
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South Africa’s ruling ANC in 10 dates

The African National Congress led the struggle that toppled apartheid in 1994 and has ruled South Africa ever since, remaining the most popular party despite a series of scandals.
Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance at the party's final election rally ahead of the country's May 8 poll, in Johannesburg. Reuters-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa: The struggle continues 25 years after apartheid

Twenty-five years after the end of white-minority rule, South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world, held back by corruption and crime.
South Africans are lining up outside of polling stations Wednesday to cast their ballots in a national election overshadowed by years of sluggish economic growth and rampant corruption.

South Africans vote in parliamentary elections

South Africans are lining up outside of polling stations Wednesday to cast their ballots in a national election overshadowed by years of sluggish economic growth and rampant corruption.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

South Africa still waiting on post-apartheid promises

The election 25 years ago of South Africa's first black president, the late Nelson Mandela, who inspired the struggle against apartheid, was a time of soaring hope that the bruised country would reconcile after decades of discrimination and inequality.

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