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Zimbabwe To Hold Election In July, Says President

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says the country will hold its first presidential and parliamentary elections in July after the long rule of former president Robert Mugabe. He made the announcement after meeting with the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday night. The polls will be the first major test of the new leader, who took power in November after a de facto military coup forced the 94-year-old Mugabe to resign. They will also be the first without Mugabe’s name on the ballot since…

South Africa Set To Prosecute Zuma On Corruption Charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face prosecution on corruption charges that haunted much of his term in office, the country’s chief prosecutor said Friday. The ruling is the latest twist in a case that has dogged post-apartheid South Africa’s democratic leadership after the country inked a $5-billion (4.2-billion-euro) arms deal in the 1990s. “After consideration of the matter I am of the view there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of Mr Zuma on the charges listed in the indictment,”…

Jacob Zuma Resigns As President Of South Africa

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, a master tactician who survived a string of scandals and harsh court judgments during his nearly nine-year presidency, agreed on Wednesday to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, cornered by opposition parties and abandoned by millions of voters.

Cyril Ramaphosa Elected New Leader Of South Africa’s ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) and will succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader. The ANC announced on Monday that Ramaphosa a former trade union leader who later became a businessman and is now one of the richest people in South Africa, had defeated President Jacob Zuma's preferred candidate, Dlamini-Zuma after a series of tense sessions at the party's conference. More than 4,700 delegates cast their ballot in a marathon voting session…