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South Africa political parties cobble together unity government as deadline to elect president looms

Politics
Amanda Smith

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African lawmakers are expected to elect the country’s president on Friday after being sworn in at the first ...

Opposition party agrees to join SA unity government

World
David Turner

The leader of South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says his party has agreed to form part of a government of national ...

The ANC dilemma which will determine South Africa’s future

World
David Turner

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is faced with a tricky dilemma which will determine the future of the country after ...

A guide to what’s next for South Africa and the key figures in unprecedented coalition talks

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s election has decided little, other than the African National Congress that liberated the country ...

South Africa president faces up to poor poll result

World
David Turner

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described South Africa’s election results as a victory for its democracy, despite his African National Congress (ANC) party ...

South Africa’s ANC calls demands for President Ramaphosa to step down for coalition talks a ‘no-go’

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s African National Congress party will not consider any demands from possible coalition partners that ...

South Africa awaits election results, coalition race begins

Politics
Amanda Smith

By Nellie Peyton and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africans awaited confirmation on Sunday of a historic election outcome that will ...

After South Africa’s historic election, what now for its global role on issues like the war in Gaza?

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It was a historic day for South Africa. The political party that ended the racially divisive ...

South Africa’s ruling ANC is on the brink of losing its majority in a landmark election result

Politics
Amanda Smith

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress was on the brink of losing its parliamentary majority for the first time ...

Who’s up, who’s down in South Africa’s election

World
David Turner

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) looks set to lose its parliamentary majority for the first time since Nelson Mandela led ...