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Mlambo-Ngcuka eyes move to Cope

SA's former deputy president, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is preparing to leave the ANC and join Cope, it was reported on Sunday.

Cope unlikely to alter economic agenda

The Congress of the People breakaway faction of the ANC suggested on Sunday it would adopt many of the economic policies of the ruling party.

SCA to hear Zuma graft appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Tuesday announced it would hear an appeal later this month of a ruling that threw out charges against Jacob Zuma.

Zimbabwe crisis worsens amid impasse

Human rights abuses are going unpunished and the food crisis is worsening in Zimbabwe while President Robert Mugabe and the opposition bicker.

Manuel plays down chance of ANC split

SA's finance minister said he expected more officials to resign in the aftermath of president Thabo Mbeki's removal, but played down talk of a split.

NPA to launch challenge against Zuma ruling

The NPA said on Friday it would appeal against a court ruling that dismissed a politically charged graft case against ANC leader Jacob Zuma.

Angola’s ruling MPLA wins parliamentary poll

Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos's MPLA party scored a landslide parliamentary election victory on Wednesday with nearly 82% of the vote.

Angola ruling party set for big win in disputed poll

The leader of Angola's largest opposition party said on Sunday he was contesting the results of the country's parliamentary election.

Voting in Angola resumes amid controversy

Voting in Angola's parliamentary election resumed on Saturday for an unscheduled second day.

Mbeki ‘not invited’ to Zim meeting

Leaders will hold an meeting in Swaziland on Wednesday to discuss the crisis in Zimbabwe but key negotiator President Thabo Mbeki will not attend.

SA urged to open power sector to private firms

South Africa must embrace private sector involvement in the electricity sector if it wants to solve a power crisis that threatens to derail its growing economy, a business group said on Tuesday.

Mugabe uses food as weapon in election race

President Robert Mugabe's government is using food as a weapon ahead of Zimbabwe's June 27 presidential run-off election, United States-based group Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

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