Ramaphosa’s reset: Don’t pour cold water on this moment

Ramaphosa’s reset: Don’t pour cold water on this moment

In a State of the Nation speech that included a nod to the late South African musician Hugh Masekela, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa promised a new beginning rooted in hope and a chance to move beyond the economic and political crises of recent years. “I wanna be there when…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

President Zuma resigns in South Africa

President Zuma resigns in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has resigned, a decision he delivered in a message to the nation on Wednesday evening in Pretoria. Zuma has resisted pressure from the African National Congress as his party called for him to step down, and claimed to be unmoved by plans for a…

ANC denies rumors of impending Zuma resignation, immunity

South Africa remains on edge over the future of President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC), leading to speculation and rumors including word of a Zuma resignation as early as Saturday. Some reports that emerged from Thursday’s closed-door ANC Parliamentary Caucus meeting were quickly refuted by the party….

ANC weighs Zuma’s future, lawmakers draft impeachment rules

South Africa’s African National Congress is following a decision-making process on the future of President Jacob Zuma, but has not reached a conclusion to force his removal, the party secretary said at a press briefing in Johannesburg on Monday. Ace Magashule confirmed that the matter was discussed during the ANC’s…

South Africa: Mixed reviews follow Ramaphosa’s ANC win

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa has been named president of the African National Congress, after edging out Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in voting results released Monday. He replaces embattled President Jacob Zuma in the ANC leadership role, a move that takes Ramaphosa, now serving as deputy president, one step closer in the run-up…

Will Lesotho rise to the challenge of a new SADC reform deadline?

In early August, Prime Minister Tom Thabane of Lesotho promised that the small southern African kingdom would stop being the “bad boys” of the region and its 16-nation Southern African Development Community. “Enough is enough,” Thabane said, as he vowed to move forward with a framework for comprehensive reforms that…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Zuma urgently sends Ramaphosa to Lesotho

Tuesday June 30, 2015, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was sent to Lesotho by President Jacob Zuma due to increased fears about the political instability in the country. June 25 the former Commander of Lesotho’s Defense Force (LDF) Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao was allegedly shot dead at his home…