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The African National Congress is certain to win the May 2014 election 20 years after it led the momentous change from an apartheid regime to black majority rule. But splits in the ANC ranks have raised questions about the leadership of President Jacob Zuma who is already mired in allegations of corruption. A poor result could be an excuse for his departure.
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto
South African President Jacob Zuma saw off his opponents and re-established his position at the top of the ANC. Now he could be in a stronger position to deliver on the nation’s post-apartheid hopes, with the return to frontline politics of his new union and business-friendly deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa.
JACOB Zuma, re-elect...
President Jacob Zuma faces a tough test to hold on to the leadership of the African National Congress. He has been criticised for failing to deliver on his promises, mishandling the aftermath of the police shootings at the South African mining protests and smeared by allegations of corruption. But questions remain over whether South Africa’s Deputy President Kgale...
Anonymous GIS Expert
Conflict between warring neighbours Sudan and South Sudan could end if a deadline on a new agreement is met. The United Nations Security Council has imposed a September 22 date to resolve border differences and end the conflict which has seen 650,000 people made homeless since South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in 2011.
Freedom fighter Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former wife of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, has taken the helm of the African Union. She is the first woman to lead the 54-country organisation and will need all her skill and experience as a leading South African politician to provide a united goal to Africa’s many differing challenges. ...