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S.Africa’s Zuma counts cost after surviving vote

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African opposition leaders piled pressure on President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday after a parliamentary vote of no confidence exposed deep rifts in his ANC party as it readies for a leadership battle. Zuma survived the attempt to oust him, but he was weakened after …

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South Africa’s Zuma: key dates

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | Below are key dates in the presidency of Jacob Zuma, in power in South Africa since 2009, and who faces a no-confidence vote by secret ballot in parliament Tuesday. – 2009: First Zulu president – On May 6, 2009, Zuma, the head of the …

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S. Africa opposition lash Zuma ahead of vote to oust him

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s opposition derided President Jacob Zuma as a “broken and corrupt” leader Tuesday as lawmakers prepared to vote in a secret ballot that could oust him from office after years of scandals. (see live video bottom) Zuma faces a no-confidence vote in …

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South African MPs await ruling on Zuma vote

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa will learn Monday if a parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot, a move that could encourage ANC lawmakers to oust him. Tuesday’s vote has become a test of African National Congress (ANC) unity …

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COMMENT: Africa’s leadership crisis

Why citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians and what needs to be done about it COMMENT |TAHIRU AZAAVIELE LIEDONG| A few months ago, a video in which a street boy blamed bad leadership for Nigeria’s socio-economic problems, went viral on social media in the country. …

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South Africa ex-finance minister calls for Zuma to go

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s respected former finance minister Pravin Gordhan called Tuesday for President Jacob Zuma to resign, stepping up pressure on the embattled leader. Gordhan joined a growing number of activists in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) along with anti-apartheid veterans and business leaders who …

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S.Africa’s Zuma tries to quell high-risk succession battle

Soweto, South Africa | AFP |South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday sought to calm an increasingly fractious battle to succeed him that is threatening to split the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. Zuma, who has been hit by corruption scandals and his country’s poor economic performance, will step …

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