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President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

Nigeria is one of Africa’s two largest economies, the other being South Africa. Buhari’s government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry. The administration later said it wanted more time to consult business leaders. “In trying to guarantee […]

South Africa’s Zuma Behind Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s Zuma Behind  Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said. The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosa’s faction in February. Many of Zuma’s allies remain in top party positions and […]

Ramaphosa Cuts Short Britain Trip To Deal With Protests At Home

Ramaphosa Cuts Short Britain Trip To Deal With Protests At Home

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday. Protesters seeking jobs, better housing, roads and hospitals frequently clash with police in a country faced with weak economic growth and near-record […]

Ramaphosa Elected President of South Africa, Vows Anti-Corruption Fight

Ramaphosa Elected President of South Africa, Vows Anti-Corruption Fight

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa’s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress. Ramaphosa faces an uphill battle in revitalising growth, creating jobs and stamping out a culture of graft in a nation still polarised […]

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed when the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress meets to conclude the transition to a new administration. The National Executive Committee will assemble on Monday in the capital, Pretoria, as Zuma, 75, has defied growing pressure to resign since his deputy, Cyril […]

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

The clock is ticking on South African President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden administration as his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, flexes his political muscles and shows he’s increasingly wielding state power to stamp out corruption and revive the economy. While the ruling African National Congress’s top leadership has decided that Zuma, 75, must leave office — to win […]

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Jacob Zuma remains South Africa’s president for the time being as the new leader of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, plans how to bring an end to his scandal-ridden administration without unleashing a major split in the ruling party. The ANC’s National Executive Committee didn’t discuss the option of forcing Zuma from office at […]

Men, Take Responsibility To Change Gender Violence – Deputy President Ramaphosa

Men, Take Responsibility To Change Gender Violence – Deputy President Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the root cause of violence against women is unchallenged patriarchal culture, and it is up to men to take responsibility to change it. Ramaphosa addressed the Rhema Bible Church on Sunday during a special sermon on no violence against women and children, launching a campaign which trended under the hashtag […]

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid “Mafia State” Fate

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid “Mafia State” Fate

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a “mafia state” as he admitted his party had become associated with corruption. Ramaphosa’s comments were among the strongest he has made on governance as the […]

Ramaphosa Cheered as Presidential Campaign Gains Traction

Ramaphosa Cheered as Presidential Campaign Gains Traction

Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to succeed Jacob Zuma as South Africa’s president received a boost Friday when he secured an enthusiastic reception from ruling party members in the Northern Cape province. About 700 African National Congress officials attending a provincial conference in the central town of Colesberg rose to sing and cheer as Ramaphosa, 64, arrived […]

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