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ANALYSIS: Africa’s new man at IMF

Top job for South African Lesetja Kganyago gives African countries sway Kampala, Uganda | DANNY BRADLOW | South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, has been selected as the first sub-Saharan African to serve as chair of the International Monetary and Finance Committee. The chair is appointed by consensus. The three-year …

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South Africa’s Zuma: a rocky presidency

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, in power since 2009, is under pressure to quit before the official end of his term in mid-2019. Here are some of the key dates of his presidency. – 2009: First Zulu president – As the leader of the …

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LIVE: ANC press conference on Zuma exit

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa braced Tuesday for a major political showdown as scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma reportedly rejected a direct order from the ruling ANC party to leave office. The power struggle over Zuma’s departure put the president at loggerheads with Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected …

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Sembuya’s chocolate dreams

Young entrepreneur exploits well-kept secret Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | That Uganda has the largest single owned cocoa farm in Africa is perhaps one of the best kept secrets – and Stephen Sembuya, the co-owner of the cocoa trading and processing firm Pink Foods Industries, was born into it. …

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S.Africa political deadlock as Zuma clings to power

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s political impasse deepened on Saturday with no resolution to extended talks over President Jacob Zuma’s expected departure from office after his own party called for him to resign. Cyril Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting, and the ruling ANC party have said negotiations should be …

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S.Africa’s Zuma clings on in face of uncertainty

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South Africans were facing political uncertainty on Wednesday after the ruling ANC party cancelled a meeting that could have removed embattled President Jacob Zuma from office. Zuma is under growing pressure to resign in favour of his deputy and African National Congress party …

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