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December 27, 2017

South Africa
South Africa’s Ramaphosa is the “Man of the Hour,” Despite the Zuma Cronies

Cyril Ramaphosa is elected the president of the party, and his victory shows the strength of the reform faction within the African National Congress, even if it is not absolutely predominant.

A man walks past ANC merchandise with the face of newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa outside the venue of the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 19, 2017.

December 13, 2017

South Africa
Scene Setter for Pivotal ANC Party Conference in South Africa

The conference meets every five years to choose a party leader and other senior officials. So long as the ANC has a majority, parliament is all but certain to elect the party leader to the South African presidency in 2019.

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November 7, 2017

South Africa
Understanding the Race for South Africa's ANC Leadership

A brief review of the way both South Africa’s democracy and the ANC work is needed to explain how someone attached to the publicly toxic Jacob Zuma could be the front-runner to succeed him.

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April 30, 2019

South Africa
The End of Apartheid in South Africa: The U.S. and UK Policy Perspective

Panelists present firsthand accounts of the end of apartheid in South Africa, specifically the involvement of the United States and Great Britain, and the repercussions of their policies for South Af…

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September 13, 2017

South Africa
Update on South Africa’s Leadership Fight

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) chooses a new party leader in December. Jacob Zuma, the discredited incumbent, is no longer regarded as a credible option. Instead of running, he…

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August 15, 2017

Kenya
International Observers and the Kenya Election

The outcome of the Kenya elections remains disputed. The International Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent president, the winner of the presidential elec…

International Observers during Kenya 2017 election

August 9, 2017

Kenya
The Kenyan Elections: One Day Later

In Kenya and around the world, anxiety is mounting about the potential for violence following the August 8 national elections. Incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is leading opposition candidate Raila…

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May 5, 2017

South Africa
The ANC Leadership Table: Who is in the Race?

For junkies of South African politics, Ranjeni Munusamy has put together a list of likely candidates for the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) at the upcoming party convention in Dece…

Zuma and Ramaphosa in the shadow of Mandela.

April 12, 2017

Politics and Government
South Africa Prepares for Zuma No Confidence Vote

The National Assembly will vote on April 18, on a motion of no confidence in the African National Congress' (ANC) Zuma administration. The motion has been put forward by the Democratic Alliance (DA) …

SA votes on no confidence final

April 5, 2017

South Africa
South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Reflects Leadership Crisis

President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has exposed growing fissures within the ruling African National Congress, writes CFR’s John Campbell.