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Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Angela Merkel’s first foray into politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall was as spokeswoman for an East German party called Democratic Awakening.  The last act of her political career may also be marked by a drive for a new beginning — this time from within her own parliamentary bloc.  The defeat of Merkel’s […]

Zuma, ANC Officials Reported to Meet to Plan Ousting Ramaphosa

Zuma, ANC Officials Reported to Meet to Plan Ousting Ramaphosa

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma and other top figures in the ruling African National Congress met secretly this week to discuss a strategy to remove his successor Cyril Ramaphosa, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, without citing anyone. Zuma held talks in Durban on Thursday with party allies, including ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule and […]

ANC Seeks Policy Middle Ground in South Africa, Top Leader Says

ANC Seeks Policy Middle Ground in South Africa, Top Leader Says

ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize , South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will come up with a comprehensive policy package to simultaneously boost growth, address racial inequality and tackle a 28 percent unemployment rate, a top party official said. The ANC is looking at “how you get growth, how you get job creation and how you deal […]