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South Africa’s ANC names Thabo Mbeki successor

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

Kgalema Motlanthe, who like many of South Africa’s current leaders was involved in the struggle to end white minority rule, is to serve as head of state until national elections are held in seven months’ time. He has been considered a key African National Congress strategist who has appealed to supporters of both Mbeki and the outgoing president’s rival Jacob Zuma. Zuma, who is ANC president, is widely seen as the favourite to become head of state after the election.

Mbeki accepts party’s demand to quit

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

President Thabo Mbeki has lost a power struggle against his rival, African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma, and has been under pressure to quit following a judge’s ruling this month that he was instrumental in Mr Zuma being charged with corruption.

Zimbabwe rivals in historic pact

Sep 16th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

Long-time President Robert Mugabe, former Opposition Leader and Prime Minister-elect Morgan Tsvangirai, and Arthur Mutambara - leader of a breakaway faction of Mr Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) - signed the agreement in front of some 3,000 invited guests in Harare’s International Conference Centre.

Zimbabwe rival parties reach stalemate

Sep 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The two sides have remained divided in the negotiations over how President Robert Mugabe, 84, and Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai would share power in a national unity government. A Zimbabwean analyst called the talks “dead”.