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Could the ANC lose power in S.Africa?

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ANC party, the celebrated political force that led the struggle against apartheid rule and ushered in democracy, has begun electing a new leader — but it faces a perilous future. The risk of losing power at the 2019 general elections has loomed …

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S.Africa’s ANC elects new chief – who else is in the race?

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Seven candidates are battling to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the leader of the African National Congress at the party’s conference starting Saturday. Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa and ex-African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are the frontrunners in a divisive race. Here are portraits of five …

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Zuma’s ex-wife lashes critics as S.Africa power race hots up

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday dismissed criticism that her bid to succeed him in office is a strategy to protect him from criminal prosecution. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former chief of the African Union, is a leading candidate to replace …

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S.Africa’s Zuma faces parliament vote on Aug 8

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Jacob Zuma, who has been weakened by growing criticism from within the ruling ANC party, will face a vote of no confidence in parliament on August 8, officials announced Sunday. Opposition parties have pushed for the vote to be held in …

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Step down, ministers tell Jacob Zuma

Three S.African ministers call for Zuma to resign Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | At least three South African ministers have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign, local media reported Monday, in the most serious challenge to his leadership since he took power in 2009. The News24 news agency, …

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ANC faces tough test in S.Africa local elections

South Africans vote Wednesday in municipal elections widely seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma, with the stalling economy overshadowing progress made since the end of apartheid. Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC), which controls the majority of the 278 municipalities, has been weakened by graft scandals and growing public …

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