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South Africa's Zuma signs anti money-laundering bill FICA into law

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has signed the anti-money laundering bill FICA, which allows increased scrutiny of the bank accounts of "prominent individuals", including himself, into law, his office said on Saturday.

Investors see little cheer from eventual exit of South Africa's Zuma

yesterdayNews : The Lookout

By Karin Strohecker and Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - President Jacob Zuma's exit, whenever it comes, will be no panacea for South Africa's deepening political problems which many investors blame on the ruling ANC party rather than its 75-year-old leader. Show More Summary

Sacked South Africa finance minister warns of ANC meltdown

South Africa's former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, who was dramatically fired by President Jacob Zuma, has warned that the ruling ANC party could lose power in the next election. Gordhan -- widely seen as a bulwark against government corruption in South Africa -- also appeared to back deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma. Show More Summary

South Africa's Ramaphosa backs graft probe of Zuma's government

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he wants allegations of influence-peddling in government investigated, lending his support to a probe called for by the anti-graft watchdog but which President Jacob Zuma has so far ignored. Show More Summary

Zuma, Mandela rape painting stirs outrage in South Africa

Johannesburg: A painting by a South African artist showing President Jacob Zuma raping the late Nelson Mandela has caused outrage in the country, with the ruling party today describing it as “grotesque”. The piece by controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu shows Zuma seated on a red chair, penetrating a crying Mandela. The African National Congress and […]

African press review 14 April 2017

There are plenty of heartaches this morning for South African president Jacob Zuma. The audit company checking the Kenyan voter register says it will get the job done on time. Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, warns that spending money on relief food might force the government to halt key infrastructure projects.

A Birthday Chorus for Zuma: Resign Now

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On President Jacob Zuma’s birthday, tens of thousands of people protested outside his office in Pretoria, South Africa, calling on him to quit.

'One thing is certain — this is not a "normal" sentiment shock'

At the end of March, South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, reshuffled his cabinet overnight, replacing ministers and deputy ministers, including his respected finance minister, Pravan Gordhan, with mostly loyalists and political allies. South...Show More Summary

The rand is climbing as thousands of South Africans gather to protest against the president

The South African rand is climbing after several thousand people rallied in Pretoria, South Africa, protesting against President Jacob Zuma. The currency is higher by 0.6% at 13.7341 per dollar as of 7:48 a.m. ET. Wednesday's rally against...Show More Summary

South Africa’s Zimbabwe Moment

President Jacob Zuma is toying with land expropriation policies that threaten the country's economy — and his own leadership.

Opposition protesters in South Africa's capital urge Zuma to quit

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Several thousand people gathered in South Africa's capital on Wednesday to protest against President Jacob Zuma following a much-criticized cabinet reshuffle, days after the opposition called countrywide marches to demand his resignation.

Protests urge S.Africa president to quit

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the South African capital Pretoria on Wednesday for further protests urging President Jacob Zuma to step down. The march to Union Buildings, the official seat of government, was organised by a coalition of opposition parties following nationwide rallies against Zuma last week. Show More Summary

South Africa's parliament says opposition leader can withdraw no-confidence motion

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament said on Wednesday a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma can only be withdrawn by opposition leader Mmusi Maimane and not the Speaker, responding to requests by the opposition to delay the vote.

South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

Protesters in South Africa are gathering for a demonstration against President Jacob Zuma, who turns 75 on Wednesday amid calls for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal of … Click to Continue »

South Africa's top court to hear case for secret no-confidence ballot on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's top court said on Tuesday it had granted the United Democratic Movement the right to present its application to impose a secret ballot vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, SABC television reported.

Thousands of South Africans protest President Zuma

Thousands marched through major South African cities this Friday, demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma. This comes after his sacking of the popular finance minister fuelled widespread public anger. RFI takes a look at what's happening in the rainbow country.

South Africa's ANC rejects calls for Zuma to quit

By Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress "closed ranks" around President Jacob Zuma after two key allies of the ruling party called for his resignation following a cabinet reshuffle that cost the country one of its investment-grade credit ratings. Show More Summary

Thuli Madonsela on Jacob Zuma and fixing South Africa

The former public protector is best known for holding President Jacob Zuma to account for wasting public funds.

Large street protests in South Africa against Zuma

Thousands marched through major South African cities Friday demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after his sacking of the popular finance minister fuelled widespread public anger. Zuma, who came to power in 2009, has been...Show More Summary

In South Africa, thousands from all races march against President Jacob Zuma, but unity remains elusive

There was never going to be a march of a million people, but even before Friday’s protests in South Africa calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign, members of his party were deriding the demonstrations as the once-off roar of privileged white people. The crowds that protested in the country’s...

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