Ramaphosa replaces Zuma as ANC leader
19 December 2017 | 5:42 am
Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected the new leader of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress. He will step into the shoes of incumbent Jacob Zuma, with national elections set for 2019.
26 May 2019
The 66-year-old was unanimously elected as president by parliament after his African National Congress won the legislative vote on May 8. The new president faces a huge challenge to revive the country's ailing economy.
16 Jul 2019
South Africa's Jacob Zuma shrugs off corruption allegations
4 Sep 2019
Nigerians in South Africa and in Nigeria have continued to express their displeasure at the ongoing Xenophobic attacks.
11 Oct 2019
The former South African president has been denied a stay of the prosecution to prevent him from being charged in a graft case. He faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
25 Jan 2021
Jacob Zuma has once again refused to appear before a judicial panel that was set up in 2018 to investigate corruption allegations during his mandate. Our correspondent reports from Cape Town. Also, Nigerians are rushing to register for a National Identification Number after the government asked telecoms operators to block the SIM cards of anyone who fails to do so by February 9. We take a closer look. And in DR Congo, women are hoping to make Nzango, a female-only game, an Olympic sport. We bring you a report from our correspondents.
27 Jan 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on wealthy countries to release their excess doses of coronavirus vaccines for countries that need them.
27 May 2021
Former President Jacob Zuma is being tried for graft, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The plea marks a turning point in the decadelong trial.
29 Jun 2021
South Africa's top court has found ex-president Jacob Zuma "guilty of the crime of contempt of court" over his refusal to answer corruption charges. He has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
5 Jul 2021
The former president told supporters that he believes his constitutional rights have been violated and claimed South Africa was returning to apartheid. He refused to turn himself in to authorities, despite a court order.
8 Jul 2021
The 79-year-old anti-apartheid veteran turned himself in to officers on Thursday in line with a court ruling that says he must serve 15 months in prison for contempt of court.
6 Sep 2021
The former South African president underwent surgery in early August and could even be allowed to be treated at home, prison authorities said. The decision was welcomed by supporters but slammed by critics.
17 Sep 2021
A majority of justices accused former President Jacob Zuma of "litigious skullduggery" for seeking to get rid of his prison sentence. His imprisonment triggered the worst unrest of South Africa's post-apartheid era.
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Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
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Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
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Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.
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Since the October 7 Hamas attacks, India has become a hub of fake news and Islamophobic content. On social media, as well as on 24-hour news channels, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has inflamed Hindu extremists, venting their hatred of Muslims under the guise of support for Israel.
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Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
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