Tag Archives: Jacob Zuma

10Apr/17

South Africa’s Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches

South African President Jacob Zuma criticises marches last week, accusing some demonstrators of racism.

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02Apr/17

S.African parliament’s speaker to consider Zuma no-confidence vote request

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.

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01Apr/17

South Africa’s new finance minister wants radically changed economy

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.

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31Mar/17

Zuma sacks finance minister, shaking S. Africa

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

21Feb/17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93

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.
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10Feb/17

Keynote Zuma speech disrupted as lawmakers brawl, walk out

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

09Feb/17

Brawl breaks out during keynote Zuma speech

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

30Jan/17

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.

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08Jan/17

Zuma’s ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

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.

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10Nov/16

South Africa’s Zuma defeats no-confidence vote over graft allegations

South Africa opposition parties have lost their bid to remove President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence debate on Thursday.

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