South Africa’s president names Cabinet that is 50% women

World 05/29/19, 15:03

South Africa's president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country's one of few in the world to be "gender-balanced."President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last year.Ramaphosa cut the Cabinet ...

Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa’s president

Africa 05/25/19, 04:28

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's president.He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria.It followed his ruling African National Congress ...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

Africa 05/22/19, 11:06

South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term.South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town ...

South Africa starts voting amid corruption, unemployment

Africa 05/08/19, 00:12

South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment.Wednesday's vote comes 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by ...

South Africa to vote amid graft scandals, high unemployment

Africa 05/07/19, 11:05

A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality .The African National ...

South Africa’s election campaigning peaks in Johannesburg

Africa 05/05/19, 05:10

Campaigning for South Africa's upcoming election reaches a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers.The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela which has governed the country since the end ...

India, South Africa to boost defense ties, trade

Africa 01/25/19, 04:44

India and South Africa will boost ties in key areas such as defense, maritime security and trade under a three-year strategic exchange program.The plan was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after ...

South African president praises German investment

Africa 11/20/18, 07:45

South Africa's president says Germany is an important economic partner which he hopes will expand its investment here.President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking Tuesday in Cape Town to mark the end of the three-day state visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.German ...

South African finance minister resigns after graft testimony

Africa 10/09/18, 07:07

South Africa's finance minister resigned on Tuesday after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma.The resignation of Nhlanhla Nene was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to clean up corruption and revive South Africa's ...

South African finance minister criticized after testimony

Africa 10/08/18, 02:12

South Africa's finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet ...

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