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Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa begins his commitment to support country’s poor black majority Updated Feb.21, 2018 1:37 p.

The rand rallied to its highest level since February 2015 as South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to step down, ending weeks of maneuvers by the ruling African National Congress to remove him from office.More from Bloomberg.

Senior ANC members say they want the scandal-plagued president to leave so the party has time before next year’s elections to restore its image Updated Feb.m.

Pressure on Mr.Ramaphosa was elected African National Congress leader in December Updated Feb.

CAPE TOWN—The speaker of South Africa’s parliament Tuesday postponed the highly-anticipated State of the Nation address scheduled for Thursday, amid an acrimonious standoff in the ruling African National Congress over the future of President Jacob Zuma.Baleka Mbete, who is an ANC member, said the decision was taken because the leaders of the assembly’s political groups felt the speech was likely to face chaos and disruptions inside parliament.

‘The world is richer’ because of Africa and African-Americans, 78 former envoys say in letter Jan.17, 2018 12:57 p.

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress party (ANC), speaks during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, Dec.Amid rising speculation that Ramaphosa will soon replace Zuma, he said he doesn’t want to “humiliate” the president and divide the nation.

Members of South Africa’s newly elected African National Congress’ executive committee will meet with President Jacob Zuma to advise him to step down, Johannesburg’s City Press reported, citing unidentified people.The ruling party’s leaders have been discussing a “conflict-free exit” for Zuma, after his term as president of the ANC came to an end last week, with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa taking the helm, according to the newspaper.

Pressures to rein in spending, help poor black majority bind ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa Updated Dec.19, 2017 4:17 p.

Supporters say he will end an era of corruption scandals plaguing the ruling party ahead of national elections next year Updated Dec.18, 2017 6:50 p.

SOWETO, South Africa—In his final speech as leader of the African National Congress, a defiant President Jacob Zuma attacked the media and his opponents within and outside the party, which has been roiled by allegations of corruption and falling poll numbers.Heading into the ANC’s national conference, which started Saturday, Mr.

At least 40 African National Congress politicians have died violently since last year, raising questions about the party of Mandela’s future; ‘like a pig that is eating its own piglets’ Dec.15, 2017 5:30 a.

An African National Congress supporter walks with the party's flag as South African Deputy President and ruling party African National Congress (ANC) presidential candidate Cyril Ramaphosa gives a public lecture at the Orlando Communal Hall on November 13, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.The winner will also be the ANC’s presidential candidate in national elections in 2019.

NAIROBI, Kenya—The near-empty shelves and deserted aisles at a sprawling outlet of Kenya’s homegrown supermarket giant, Nakumatt Holdings Ltd., here are reminders of the risks—and opportunities—presented by East Africa’s biggest retail market.

ET JOHANNESBURG—Africa’s most-valuable company has become this year one of the world’s most-valuable companies, too.On Wednesday, Naspers Ltd.

Soldiers from Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania to battle Islamic State, among other duties Updated Oct.ET UNITED NATIONS—The U.

At The Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference, the Uncharted Play CEO says the continent’s people are key Oct.