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EXPLAINER: Why South Africa's president might lose his job

Dec. 02, 2022 09:52 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president might lose his job, and his reputation as a corruption fighter, as he faces possible impeachment over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars stashed inside a couch on his farm. The allegations brought by a...

More calls for South Africa leader to quit over theft probe

Dec. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced calls Thursday to step down after a parliamentary panel's probe found he may have breached anti-corruption laws in connection with the alleged theft of a large amount of money from his Phala Phala game farm. The...

King Charles III to host South African leader in state visit

Oct. 02, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III will welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the U.K. for three days of high-level talks next month, celebrating the first state visit of his reign with the leader of a Commonwealth member with close ties to the royal family. Ramaphosa has...

South Africa's Ramaphosa denies money-laundering allegations

Sep. 29, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa denied allegations of money laundering while being questioned by lawmakers Thursday over a scandal that threatens his position and the direction of Africa's most developed economy. Ramaphosa already faces an investigation...

South Africa's beleaguered Zuma open to return to politics

Sep. 27, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beleaguered former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is ready to make a surprise return to politics by standing for a top position at the ruling African National Congress' conference in December — if he is nominated by party members. The 80-year-old...

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...

Long a haven for wealth, Dubai will enforce UK court rulings

Sep. 21, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has called on its courts to begin enforcing the judgements of British courts, in a move that could affect the city of Dubai's status as a haven for the world's wealthy. The decision, which affects all noncriminal civil,...

Dubai court rejects Danish extradition request for financier

Sep. 12, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court ruled on Monday that a British man suspected of masterminding a $1.7 billion tax scheme cannot be extradited to Denmark to face charges. The decision in the high-profile case grants the hedge fund trader, Sanjay Shah, a victory...