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South African president says new coalition government is united in tackling unemployment and poverty

Jul. 18, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa opened a new parliamentary term Thursday, nearly two months after an historic election result reshaped the country's politics and led to the formation of an unprecedented multiparty government coalition. ...

Former South African president Zuma faces expulsion from the ANC after joining a rival party

Jul. 17, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma's disciplinary hearing with the African National Congress was postponed Wednesday for more arguments, as he faces expulsion for campaigning against the organization he once led as head of a new political party in national...

South Africa's unprecedented new coalition has 7 parties in the Cabinet. Here's a breakdown

Jul. 01, 2024 07:30 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has included seven different parties in his Cabinet in an unprecedented power-sharing agreement in the continent's most industrialized country after the African National Congress lost its parliamentary majority in a milestone...

South African parties agree on Cabinet positions, sealing deal on new coalition government

Jun. 30, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa named a new Cabinet late Sunday night after his African National Congress, the former main opposition party, and nine other parties agreed on the makeup of a coalition government following weeks of haggling. ...

South African president says Parliament will open July 18 amid discord in the new coalition

Jun. 28, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that Parliament will open for its next term on July 18 as he remains locked in negotiations with other parties to form a Cabinet well before then amid rifts in the new governing coalition. The talks...

South Africa's new government brings Black and white together. It's also reviving racial tensions

Jun. 22, 2024 01:21 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a country where racial segregation was once brutally enforced, South Africa's new coalition government has brought a Black president and a white opposition leader together in an image of unity. Yet the power-sharing agreement sealed a week ago...

Ramaphosa is sworn in for a second term as South Africa's president with help from coalition parties

Jun. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in for a second term as South Africa's president on Wednesday in a ceremony in the administrative capital, Pretoria, after his reelection with the help from a coalition of parties, a first in the country's 30-year rule. Ramaphosa is...

How South Africa's rival parties 'found each other' in a last-ditch deal that saved a president

Jun. 15, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's main political rivals are now partners in government after they came together in a last-minute coalition deal that ensured President Cyril Ramaphosa was dramatically reelected with cross-party support, and a struggling country was given a boost. ...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa is reelected for second term after a dramatic late coalition deal

Jun. 15, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after his party struck a dramatic late coalition deal with a former political foe just hours before the vote. Ramaphosa, the leader of the African National...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is reelected by lawmakers for a second term after a late coalition deal

Jun. 14, 2024 17:26 PM EDT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is reelected by lawmakers for a second term after a late coalition deal.