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 Zuma must wait 3 months for court decision

Africa 05/24/19, 06:58

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will hear in three months' time whether corruption and other charges against him might be dropped.Pietermaritzburg High Court judges have reserved judgment on his application for a permanent stay of prosecution. No date was ...

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

Africa 05/20/19, 03:57

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes when the government purchased arms ...

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 ...

In South Africa, ousted president speaks his mind on Twitter

Africa 12/24/18, 06:40

He's back.Tarnished by scandal, former South African president Jacob Zuma resigned in February after his own ruling party turned against him. Then old corruption charges against him were reinstated, seemingly sealing his downfall.But now Zuma has ramped up his profile, ...

South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

Africa 11/19/18, 06:50

A Cabinet minister in South Africa is citing concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Jacob Zuma are falling short.Pravin Gordhan, the public enterprises minister, on Monday told a commission investigating corruption allegations that ...

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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