Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa’s next leader faces huge challenges

Ramaphosa, set to be president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, will lead a wealthy and resource-rich country grappling with inequality

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Death deals blow to MDC party in face of resurgent Zanu-PF ahead of possible May poll

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History: How Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II (Alaaye of Efon Alaaye) was sentenced to death for ritual murder in 1949

Efon Alaaye, the hilly and rocky boarder town between today’s Osun and Ekiti states is one of the ancient towns of Yorubaland. Like most towns in the same town, Efon Alaaye traces its roots to the cradle of Yoruba civilization, Ile- Ife. Life was as usual, rustic, with everyone been his brother’s keeper. However something very strange happened in the…

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S.Africa crisis: How Zuma reached the brink

South Africa’s scandal-tainted president, Jacob Zuma, is at the brink of being ousted after an extraordinary two-month saga. Here are key moments in the drama: – New ANC chief – The African National Congress (ANC) met in December to elect a new leader to succeed Zuma. The battle was bitter, closely-fought and high stakes — the winner could be expected…

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