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South Africa in electricity crisis, nationwide blackouts

Sep. 21, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had an urgent meeting scheduled with his Cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the country’s electricity crisis, which has led to unprecedented levels of nationwide power blackouts in Africa's most developed economy. The...

Biden calls South Africa a vital voice despite Russia stance

Sep. 16, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised South Africa as a vital voice on the global stage as he hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday at the White House for talks that touched on the two nations' differences on Russia's war in Ukraine and more. In a brief appearance...

South African president to meet with Biden on Friday

Sep. 15, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is headed to the United States, where aides say he's expected to press for more negotiations between Russia and Ukraine during talks with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday. Ramaphosa is among the African leaders who have...

Biden to meet South Africa leader amid differences on Russia

Sep. 01, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this month, the White House announced Thursday, as the administration looks to draw African nations closer to the U.S. at a time when South Africa and many of its neighbors have staked out neutral ground...

South African president hit by tough questions in parliament

Aug. 30, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced a grilling by lawmakers in Parliament on Tuesday as they demanded answers on his handling of the theft of millions of dollars from his farm. Ramaphosa faced loud heckling from opposition members who called for him...

South African workers march in capital against inflation

Aug. 24, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African workers on Wednesday demonstrated against the country's rising cost of living including record-high fuel prices and increased costs for basic foods. About 1,000 workers marched to the Union Buildings, the seat of government in the capital Pretoria,...

New king of South Africa's Zulu nation dismisses challengers

Aug. 20, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

KWANONGOMA, South Africa (AP) — The new king of South Africa’s Zulu nation Misuzulu kaZwelithini was enthroned in a colorful ceremony Saturday before hundreds of supporters in a rural part of KwaZulu-Natal province. The king dismissed those challenging his right to the throne in...

New attacks against illegal miners after South Africa rapes

Aug. 05, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Violence against illegal miners in South Africa spread Friday despite calls for restraint from the country's president, following the arrests of more than 80 men, some thought to be miners, over the gang rapes of eight women last week. Miners' camps were torched...

South Africa's ANC says economy, corruption are priorities

Jul. 31, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa says the fight against corruption and work to improve the country’s faltering economy have been endorsed by the ruling African National Congress party in order to improve its declining electoral support. Ramaphosa on...

South Africa's ruling ANC opens policy meeting amid problems

Jul. 29, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party begins its key policy conference on Friday beset by internal divisions and the country’s economic woes. The policy meeting is seen as a preview of the ANC’s December conference where it will elect its...