South African President Jacob Zuma criticises marches last week, accusing some demonstrators of racism.
South Africa’s speaker of parliament says she will consider a request from opposition parties to hold a no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.
Signalling a swing to the left, South Africa’s new finance minister says he wants to radically change the economy but pledging to maintain fiscal stability.
President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93 on Tuesday (February 21). Last year he was confirmed as his party’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94 years old.
A session of South Africa’s parliament, convened for a keynote address by the president, descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading
A session of South Africa’s parliament convened for a keynote address by the president descended into chaos as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Continue reading
African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.
The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.
South Africa opposition parties have lost their bid to remove President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence debate on Thursday.