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May 30, 2019

Ramaphosa announces cabinet: Mabuza, Gordhan, Mboweni – and De Lille

President Cyril Ramaphosa has brought in a member of the opposition, Patricia de Lille, to head the ministry of public works.

The president announced his executive on Wednesday evening, reducing the size of cabinet from 36 to 28 ministers.

Ramaphosa’s executive had few surprises as he got rid of all those implicated in state capture while bringing in young blood.

“In appointing a new national executive, I have taken a number of considerations into account, including experience, continuity, competence, generational mix and demographic and regional diversity,” he said.

Ramaphosa said that those who were appointed must realise that the expectations of [...]

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May 23, 2019

South Africa’s parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

South African legislators elected Cyril Ramaphosapresident on Wednesday and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National Congress (ANC).

The ANC won South Africa’s May 8 general election, enabling the party to pick the country’s president, but its share of the vote fell to a post-apartheid low – reflecting anger at corruption and cronyism under Ramaphosa’s predecessor Jacob Zuma.

Many voters were also dismayed at the racial inequality that remains entrenched a generation since the former liberation movement took power.

“Only one candidate has been nominated. [...]

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May 6, 2019

Ramaphosa ANC won’t disappoint those who vote for party

Ramaphosa promised that African National Congress (ANC) members responsible for state capture or found guilty of corruption would not be part of his Cabinet or Parliament.

African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa appealed to South Africans to re-elect the ANC. He promised that the party won’t disappoint those who vote ANC.

Ramaphosa was speaking during the party’s Siyanqoba rally at a packed Ellis Park Stadium on Sunday.

He said the party has the interest of all South Africans at heart.

“We call on South Africans to vote for the only political party that has the capability to unite South [...]

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November 12, 2018

ETHIOPIA’S CHANGING FORTUNES

The reform agenda under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which has received nods and political acclaim globally, has radically broken the mould not only in the Ethiopian context but also in the African and global political spheres. It has indeed been a series of transformative firsts for Ethiopia since Abiy Ahmed took the helm following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn in February 2018. At 41, Abiy Ahmed is the youngest head of government in Africa and the first Oromo (the majority ethnic group in Ethiopia) to lead the country.

It all began with the lifting of the state of emergency that had been imposed in February 2018 following waves of anti-government protests in the [...]

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