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JOHANNESBURG | South Africa leaving ‘dark days’ of corruption, says leader

JOHANNESBURG  — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his country has survived a “dark period” when corruption was rampant and is now focused on achieving economic growth and land reform to win popular support in general elections next year. “We are moving from a very dark period of our recent history,” said Ramaphosa to international … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa leaving ‘dark days’ of corruption, says leader

The Latest: South Africa’s ANC welcomes Zuma’s departure

JOHANNESBURG/February 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on South Africa’s leadership crisis (all times local): 11:20 p.m. South Africa’s ruling party is welcoming the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after months of growing public anger over multiple corruption allegations. The African National Congress is expressing gratitude for Zuma’s “loyal service” and is encouraging party members … Continue reading The Latest: South Africa’s ANC welcomes Zuma’s departure

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

JOHANNESBURG/February 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa’s biggest economies. The resignation signaled an imminent end to a leadership crisis in … Continue reading South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

The Latest: South Africa could have new leader on Thursday

JOHANNESBURG /February 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on South Africa’s leadership crisis (all times local): 1:05 p.m. South Africa’s ruling party says parliament could elect a new president on Thursday if President Jacob Zuma leaves office. Jackson Mthembu, a senior official in the African National Congress, says the party wants to resolve the country’s … Continue reading The Latest: South Africa could have new leader on Thursday

South African ruling party leaders push for Zuma resignation

JOHANNESBURG /February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday faced increasing pressure from the ruling ANC party to resign, as the government struggled to resolve a leadership crisis that has dragged on since last week. Leaders of the African National Congress concluded that Zuma should quit during a marathon committee meeting that … Continue reading South African ruling party leaders push for Zuma resignation

South Africa’s ANC party mulls Zuma’s fate as pressure grows

JOHANNESBURG /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —South Africa’s ruling party on Monday faced one of its biggest challenges since the end of white minority rule in 1994, struggling to resolve a leadership crisis amid increasing calls for scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma to resign. Top leaders of the ruling African National Congress met Zuma at his Pretoria … Continue reading South Africa’s ANC party mulls Zuma’s fate as pressure grows

South Africa’s leader gives into pressure on scandal probe

JOHANNESBURG/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— South Africa’s president says he is appointing a commission of inquiry to look into corruption allegations that have led to calls for his ouster and weakened the ruling party. President Jacob Zuma’s statement Tuesday night says “this matter cannot wait any longer” and that any further delay will make the public doubt … Continue reading South Africa’s leader gives into pressure on scandal probe

Pardoned by Christie, woman pushes for change to US gun laws

TRENTON, N.J. /December 25,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The handgun that Shaneen Allen was carrying when she was pulled over on a New Jersey highway could have sent her to prison for years if not for a pardon from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Now the legal saga that kept the Pennsylvania mother of two in jail for 48 … Continue reading Pardoned by Christie, woman pushes for change to US gun laws