Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges.
Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's fate was hanging in the balance on Monday as the executive committee of the governing party discussed allegations he may have committed misconduct and violated the oath of office.
29 Apr 2021
In tonight's edition: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa admits that the country's ruling party could have done more to halt state graft under his predecessor Jacob Zuma as he testifies before an anti-corruption inquiry. In Somalia, the president tries to diffuse tensions over a proposed two-year extension of his mandate by inviting parliament to debate the move over the weekend. And hospitals in Madagascar are overwhelmed with an intensified wave of coronavirus cases in the country.
20 May 2019
Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at court in Pietermartizburg as he plans to fight to have corruption charges against him over 1990s arms deal dropped before the case comes to trial. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party last year, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the weapons deal dating back to before he took office in 2009.
17 May 2019
Losing Its way: The Rise and Fall of South Africa's ANC.
12 May 2019
Can Ramaphosa deliver? ANC under pressure in South Africa's high stakes elections
11 May 2019
The ruling ANC has won the election with most of the votes counted, despite a steep dip in turnout. Corruption scandals and political infighting have seen support for the late Nelson Mandela's party wane.
8 May 2019
Mmusi Maimane, leader of the main opposition centrist Democratic Alliance (DA) party, casts his vote in the South African general elections. The ruling ANC party, in power since 1994, is the favorite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth, and record unemployment.
6 May 2019
South Africa's election on Wednesday is set to test whether the ruling ANC party has staunched a decline in popularity caused by corruption scandals, lackluster growth and record unemployment. The election comes 25 years since Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress (ANC) to power in the country's first multi-racial ballot, which marked the globally-celebrated end of apartheid rule.
16 Dec 2017
South Africa's ANC says party officials barred by courts will not vote at conference.
3 Apr 2017
South African President Jacob Zuma could face a vote of no confidence in parliament after making sweeping changes to his cabinet without consulting senior ANC officials.