S.Africa's Ramaphosa welcomes Zuma's medical parole
South Africa's police recovers looted properties from slums
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent violent unrest and looting, which claimed more than 200 lives, united the country as well, as he visits cleanup and rebuilding efforts in Soweto township in Johannesburg.
In a stunning jump in South Africa's death toll from the ongoing unrest, nearly 100 more people are reported dead. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country was not prepared for the violence. Also, FRANCE 24 takes you inside the fight over parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region. With Tigrayans fleeing, the Amhara see a chance to take back what they claim as their land. And despite having never seen cycling until age 14, South African Songezo Jim is now at the top of the sport – he tells us more.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is heading towards a third virus wave as the nation looks to re-impose stricter measures against Covid-19. South Africa is officially the worst-hit country on the continent with more than 1.65 million cases and 56,363 deaths.
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.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expresses his condolences to the Zulu nation for the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini, the late leader of South Africa's largest ethnic group, saying: "It is a difficult day because a huge tree has fallen. ... Our nation is indeed in mourning."
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.
1 Jun 2019
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.
5 May 2019
Goolam Ballim, chief economist at Standard Bank, discusses South Africa’s election with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”
27 Feb 2018
Bloomberg's Arabile Gumede reports on South African President Ramaphosa's cabinet changes.
17 Feb 2018
Ramaphosa urges all to uphold Nelson Mandela's legacy.