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Cyril Ramaphosa replaces Zuma as South African president after National Assembly vote

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected South Africa’s president in the National Assembly in Cape Town. Mr Ramaphosa, a confidante of the late Nelson Mandela and a wealthy businessman, was deputy president under President Jacob Zuma. He automatically became acting president when the embattled leader stood down on Wednesday.  Despite once being an anti-apartheid hero, a string …

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Jacob Zuma reaches the end of his political road as he resigns as South African President

Jacob Zuma’s second name is Gedleyihlekisa, which can be interpreted, among other things, to mean, “the one who laughs at you while physically hurting you”. Many will argue that is precisely what he has done to the people of South Africa – giggled while he sold our democracy and caused immense damage …

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Morgan Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe opposition leader dies aged 65 after fighting cancer

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has dies aged 65, the vice president of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri told …

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Dry Spells, Fall Armyworm Raise Concerns about Food Security Southern Africa

HARARE, ZIMBABWE —  The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization says prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s 2018 agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. In an interview, Chimimba David Phiri, the Food and Agriculture Organization coordinator in …

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Jacob Zuma refuses to resign and compares himself to Mandela, saying there must be ‘transition’ period

South Africa‘s President has refused to stand down and called his treatment “unfair.” Speaking at length in an interview with state media, Jacob Zuma said he did not understand why he had been asked to step down. “What is this hurry?” he asked. Mr Zuma compared his position to the end …

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