Ramaphosa urges all to uphold Nelson Mandela’s legacy
17 February 2018 | 10:30 am
Ramaphosa urges all to uphold Nelson Mandela's legacy.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress has won a sixth-straight election victory, but with its lowest share of the vote since the end of Apartheid. Ramaphosa now faces the tasks of reviving South Africa’s flagging economy and fighting corruption.
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.
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This is a crucial week for the flagging South African economy. Newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to name his cabinet, the key people charged with driving the economy towards growth to ease unemployment and stave off the threat of downgrades by the ratings agencies later in the year. Economists and experts have been talking all week to CNBC Africa about who should be in cabinet and what shape economic policy should take.
22 Jul 2019
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to battle a report accusing him of misleading lawmakers on campaign funding. A state watchdog body has linked Ramaphosa's campaign to money laundering.
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South Africa's anti-corruption prosecutor loses court battle against President Ramaphosa
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Nigerians in South Africa and in Nigeria have continued to express their displeasure at the ongoing Xenophobic attacks.
7 Dec 2019
From Naples to Palestine to Florence, Neapolitan street artist Jorit is painting charismatic icons on giant walls. His murals often feature 'African tribal patterns' on the faces of his subjects.
14 Feb 2020
South Africa is in for more power cuts, says President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address. The speech gets off to a tough start as he's heckled by the opposition before he delivers the gloomy news. Also, DR Congo's former spy boss is reportedly briefly held after returning from Ethiopia. Kalev Mutondo was the head of the Congolese National Intelligence Agency under former leader Joseph Kabila until he was fired by the new president last year. And finally, in a bid to be more environmentally friendly, more South African surfers are ditching the fibreglass for wooden surfboards.
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Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, has died, the spokesman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday.
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In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said a 'Coronavirus storm' has arrived with the number of cases passing 400,000. We'll also bring a report from Algeria about the closure of all non-essential shops to combat Covid-19 there, as businesses were counting on a key week in the retail calendar with the Eid holiday around the corner. And in Ivory Coast, we'll take a look at attempts to clean up a district in Abidjan seen as one of the most troubled spots in the city. But with elections looming, some see the move as a superficial move to gain votes.
1 Sep 2020
South African President Cyril Ramaposa calls for calm after tensions between police and protesters in Soweto. The clashes come after the alleged police killing of a 16 year old boy. Tanzania bans three more Kenyan airlines from entering its airspace. It's a tit for tat measure as Kenya imposes a 14 day quarantine for Tanzanian travellers. And we take a look at the situation of African domestic workers stranded in Lebanon. Many have become jobless and homeless since the economic crisis there.Our guest tonight is the founder of an NGO for migrant rights.
14 Sep 2020
Battling South Africa's "second pandemic", President Cyril Ramaphosa steps up the fight against gender-based violence, announcing what he calls the country's most far-reaching legislative overhaul against femicide. Also, record downpours in Senegal kill at least six and leave thousands homeless. The government says it has launched an emergency plan to help those in need, but residents say they're still waiting for assistance. And we tell you more about a shepherd-turned-musician from Lesotho whose tunes have captivated audiences from Africa to Europe.
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