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European Commission official hints at sanctions in Ivory Coast disputeupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:56:00

A European Commission spokeswoman hinted Monday at the possibility of sanctions against Ivory Coast if the country is unable to resolve its disputed presidential election.

Two rivals claim Ivory Coast presidencyupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:56:00

Ralitsa Vassileva reports on tension, unrest in the Ivory Coast, where both presidential candidates claim victory.

Zuma faces polygamy question at Davosupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 14:25:00

South African President Jacob Zuma was forced to defend his right to have three wives Thursday, after he was put on the spot during an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

World AIDS Dayupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 11:35:00

"Project Runway" star Jack Mackenroth talks about living with HIV on World AIDS Day.

Time.com: Breakaway Faction Blasts S. African Ruling Partyupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 16:00:00

The head of a breakaway faction of South Africa's ruling party told thousands of cheering supporters Saturday that the African National Congress had turned the country's post-apartheid hope into despair with corrupt, incompetent and divisive policies

Time.com: Zimbabwe Talks Fail, What Next?updated: Sat Oct 18 2008 07:00:00

President Mugabe and his opponents are unable to implement a power-sharing deal. Now the opposition wants regional intervention

Time.com: Thabo Mbeki to Zimbabwe to Mediate Mew Crisisupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:00:00

With Zimbabwe's political power-sharing deal in jeopardy, South Africa's former president Thabo Mbeki planned crisis talks Monday with both sides in Harare

Fury as Mugabe party gets key ministriesupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 07:36:00

Robert Mugabe's political rivals Saturday accused the Zimbabwean president of "ambush" in allocating key ministries to his own party in defiance of a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending political turmoil in the country.

Time.com: In South Africa, the Party of Mandela Faces a Divorceupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 13:30:00

Irreconcilable differences between supporters of ex-President Thabo Mbeki and those of his rival Jacob Zuma may lead to the creation of a new party

Time.com: Mugabe Pushes Back Against Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Deal updated: Tue Oct 07 2008 15:00:00

With the international community distracted by the financial crisis, Zimbabwe's embattled president backs away from sharing power

Time.com: South Africa's Ruling Party on the Verge of Splitting Up updated: Fri Oct 03 2008 14:00:00

An angry exchange of public denunciations between top leaders of the ANC suggests that some Mbeki loyalists may be planning to quit the party

Time.com: South Africa's Removal of Health Minister Praisedupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 13:00:00

AIDS activists on Friday celebrated the removal of South Africa's health minister, accused of causing countless unnecessary deaths by promoting nutritional supplements instead of conventional medicine for people with HIV

South Africa elects Motlanthe presidentupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 18:23:00

South Africa's Parliament chose the deputy president of the ruling ANC party, Kgalema Motlanthe, as interim president Thursday to replace outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, the African National Congress said.

New President for South Africaupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 18:23:00

Thabo Mbeki's resignation could test South Africa's stability as CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Time.com: South Africa's Ruling-Party Turmoil: A Boost for Democracy? updated: Thu Sep 25 2008 13:00:00

Analysis: The political infighting between Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma has broken the ruling party's grip on the moral authority of a liberation movement

Time.com: South Africa's Next President?updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 18:00:00

Kgalema Motlanthe, a former political prisoner and middle-ground consensus-builder, is expected to become South Africa's interim leader as it transitions to a Jacob Zuma presidency

10 South African ministers resign with Mbekiupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 12:42:00

Ten South African ministers and the deputy president have resigned as President Thabo Mbeki prepares to leave office.

Time.com: A Bitter End For South Africa's Mbekiupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 09:00:00

The South African President's resignation opens the path to power for rival Jacob Zuma amidst questions about his country's future course

Political turmoil in S. Africaupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 07:19:00

CNN's Ralitsa vassileva talks to a professor about South Africa's political issues after President Thabo Mbeki resigned.

Sources: ANC to name Motlanthe as successor to Mbekiupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 07:19:00

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is to name deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe as the successor to President Thabo Mbeki Monday, two government sources have told CNN.

South African President Mbeki formally resignsupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 23:34:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki announced his formal resignation Sunday during a televised address but did not say when he would leave office.

Analysis: Mbeki's departure 'the end of an era'updated: Sun Sep 21 2008 07:45:00

The leadership of the ruling African National Congress party in South Africa's call for President Thabo Mbeki to resign means the end of an era in South African politics.

Time.com: Why South Africa's Mbeki Resignedupdated: Sat Sep 20 2008 14:00:00

The ruling ANC forces the President's resignation amid fierce party infighting over a court case against his chef rival

South African President Mbeki to quitupdated: Sat Sep 20 2008 13:13:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki agreed Saturday to resign, clearing the way for his longtime political rival, Jacob Zuma, to run for the office next spring.

Time.com: South Africa's Ruling Party Ousts Mbekiupdated: Sat Sep 20 2008 10:00:00

South Africa's president has agreed to resign after the country's ruling party called on him to step down

Rivals sign Zimbabwe power-share dealupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 10:25:00

Zimbabwe's political rivals set aside deep differences Monday to sign a power-sharing deal intended to end the violent crisis that has paralyzed the country since the disputed election in March.

Zimbabwe leaders said to agree to power-sharing dealupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 19:55:00

A power-sharing deal has been reached between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, South African President Thabo Mbeki said.

Mugabe, Tsvangirai back in power-sharing talksupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 16:39:00

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to power-sharing negotiations Monday afternoon with several "sticking points" left to resolve.

Time.com: South African Leader Back in Courtupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 21:00:00

ANC president Jacob Zuma, frontrunner to lead the country, is facing renewed corruption charges

Mbeki returns to Zimbabwe for more talksupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 08:01:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki is heading to Zimbabwe for talks with the country's president and the head of an opposition faction, the South African government announced Wednesday.

Zimbabwe talks going 'very well,' Mbeki saysupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 09:53:00

Power-sharing talks between Zimbabwe's president and main opposition candidate are continuing and going "very well," South African President Thabo Mbeki said Tuesday after reports that the two sides had deadlocked.

Zimbabwe rivals sign deal on talksupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 02:34:00

Zimbabwe's president and his main political rival have signed an agreement for formal talks.

Time.com: Breakthrough in Zimbabwe: Let's Talk updated: Mon Jul 21 2008 16:00:00

Mugabe and Tsvangirai agree to negotiate, making way for a possible end to the country's crisis. But obstacles remain

Time.com: Zimbabwe's 'Power-Sharing' Realityupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 14:00:00

The nation's beaten down opposition may end up being forced to accept what it swears is unacceptable: A power-sharing deal

Mbeki brokers meeting of Mugabe, MDC factionupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 22:00:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki met Saturday with Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and members of a breakaway opposition faction, the South African Foreign Affairs Department said.

Zimbabwe vote rigging allegedupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 22:00:00

The Guardian says it has proof that President Robert Mugabe rigged Zimbabwe's June runoff. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports

U.S. may push U.N. sanctions on Zimbabweupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 03:05:00

The United States may soon put forward a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that would slap U.N. sanctions on Zimbabwe's long-time president, Robert Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government.

British PM: Mugabe has blood on his handsupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 09:01:00

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe "has blood on his hands" after the violence leading up to last week's election and should step down, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says.

African leaders call for unity in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 19:05:00

Officials at an African Union summit Tuesday adopted a resolution urging talks in Zimbabwe aimed at promoting peace and stability in the country, according to Egypt's official news agency.

Defiant Mugabe blasts West, tells Britain to 'hang'updated: Tue Jul 01 2008 16:40:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesman said Tuesday that talk of Western intervention in the country's politics smacks of colonialism and that the United Kingdom "can go and hang a thousand times."

Ask President Mugabe?updated: Tue Jul 01 2008 16:40:00

ITN reporter Julian Manyon tries unsuccessfully to question Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in the hallway at AU Summit.

Time.com: World Rebuke of Mugabe Growsupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 20:15:00

President Robert Mugabe faced deeper international isolation Wednesday, with African states demanding that a discredited runoff election be postponed and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela rebuking the Zimbabwe leader for the first time

Mbeki holds talks with Mugabeupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 18:01:00

Thabo Mbeki holds talks with President Mugabe, but exiled Zimbabweans are not hopeful. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Mbeki meets with Zimbabwe's embattled leadersupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 18:01:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki met with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday hoping to quell bitterness over the presidential election, government and opposition party sources said.

'Thousands' protest S. Africa crimewaveupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 04:01:00

Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to converge on central Pretoria Tuesday as a part of the country's so-called Million Man March against crime.

Mbeki calls attacks on foreigners a 'disgrace'updated: Sun May 25 2008 16:15:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki called the recent xenophobic attacks in his country a "disgrace" Sunday and warned that the attackers would be jailed.

Foreigners take refugeupdated: Sun May 25 2008 16:15:00

Violence against foreigners in South Africa forces them into makeshift refugee camps in Johannesburg.

Mbeki deploys army to stop killingsupdated: Wed May 21 2008 19:44:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki has approved the deployment of the army to help stop attacks on foreigners that have claimed at least 22 lives, his office announced Wednesday.

Xenophobia in South Africaupdated: Wed May 21 2008 19:44:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a rash of xenophobic attacks on immigrants in Johannesburg.

Tsvangirai to contest Zimbabwe election runoffupdated: Sat May 10 2008 08:05:00

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will contest the presidential runoff with incumbent Robert Mugabe, he announced on Saturday.

Tsvangirai to reveal crucial runoff decisionupdated: Fri May 09 2008 10:42:00

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will announce on Saturday whether he will take part in a presidential runoff, a spokesman for his party said Friday.

Zimbabwe opposition says post-election violence soars updated: Wed May 07 2008 11:46:00

Zimbabwe's opposition said post-election violence was increasing Wednesday, a day after the army denied unleashing attacks on critics in the southern African country.

Zimbabwe crisis at critical level, warns Zumaupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 19:04:00

Zimbabwe's election crisis will "explode" if other nations fail to take action, the leader of South Africa's ruling party said Wednesday.

Zuma backs unity governementupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 19:04:00

CNN talks with Jacob Zuma about plans to form a unity government in Zimbabwe.

Time.com: Will Neighbors Save Zimbabwe?updated: Tue Apr 22 2008 16:45:00

As Mugabe continues to resist his electorate's verdict, Zimbabwe's neighbors could be the key to resolving the crisis

Tsvangirai: U.N. must act on Zimbabweupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 01:24:00

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has called for the United Nations to set up a criminal court to prosecute those guilty of violence in the aftermath of the stalled election in his troubled country.

Zimbabwe's political crisisupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 01:24:00

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Nkepile Mabuse, Morgan Tsvangirai gives a frank view on the crisis in Zimbabwe.

Time.com: SAfrica Pushes for Zimbabwe Resultsupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 20:00:00

South Africa, which has been reluctant to criticize Zimbabwe publicly, made a strong call Thursday for the release of the African nation's presidential vote tallies

Time.com: Strike Fails to Shake Mugabeupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 17:00:00

An opposition protest action fizzles, as fear of violence and poverty discourages people from staying away from work

Time.com: Zimbabwe Opposition Lacks Leverage updated: Mon Apr 14 2008 16:00:00

While Mugabe's regime continues to withhold the elections result, even his most ardent rivals may be too afraid of violence to turn out for a planned general strike

Zimbabwe summit: Release vote resultsupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 02:02:00

A summit of Southern African leaders, meeting to discuss Zimbabwe's electoral stalemate, concluded Sunday with a weak declaration that appealed for a quick release of the results and the conclusion that the country is not in crisis.

Zimbabwe braces for strike; summit takes on vote crisisupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 22:57:00

Zimbabwe's opposition party called for a general strike to start Tuesday, the day after the country's High Court is due to decide whether to force publication of presidential election results, a party spokesman said Saturday.

Interpol boss faces charges, quitsupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 11:02:00

South Africa's embattled police commissioner resigned Sunday as president of Interpol, a day after he took an extended leave of absence from his police duties, the international crime-fighting agency said in a statement.

Police chief placed on leaveupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 11:02:00

South Africa's police chief and head of Interpol faces corruption charges. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Zuma to run in S. African electionupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 05:21:00

South Africa's ruling African National Congress said Tuesday that Jacob Zuma will be its presidential candidate in the 2009 national elections, despite his pending trial on corruption and other charges, the South African Press Association reported.

Influence denied in case against South African heir apparentupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 14:26:00

South African prosecutors on Tuesday denied claims that President Thabo Mbeki influenced their indictment of newly elected African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma.

ANC votes for changeupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 14:26:00

Despite a checkered political career, Jacob Zuma is elected leader of the governing ANC. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Zuma cool on corruption threatupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 18:35:00

Two days after he was elected leader of the African National Congress, Jacob Zuma brushed aside a threat by South Africa's chief prosecutor to charge him with corruption.

Zuma faces corruption chargesupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 18:35:00

The new leader of South Africa's ANC urges unity but does not mention the cloud of corruption charges hanging over him.

Time.com: South Africa's Mbeki Repudiatedupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 18:00:00

The triumph of Jacob Zuma in the race to lead the ANC marks a stunning veto of the course charted by its leader

Mbeki calls for ANC unity, supportupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 00:05:00

Appealing for unity and taking a jab at his political rival, South African President Thabo Mbeki made a last-ditch attempt on Sunday to rescue his political career as he addressed a conference of the governing party.

Time.com: Final Punches in South Africa Brawlupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 16:00:00

As the ANC gathers to elect its leader, a new round of corruption allegations are leveled against the leading contender, Jacob Zuma

Wallabies ready to consider White updated: Tue Oct 23 2007 09:10:00

Jake White, who masterminded South Africa's World Cup victory, would be seriously considered for the vacant post of Australian coach if he applied, said Australian RU chief John O'Neill.

Time.com: South Africa's Succession Fightupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 17:50:00

The justice system becomes a battleground for a power struggle within the ruling party

Report: Health minister alcoholic, used position to get new liverupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 23:35:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki shrugged off opposition calls to fire his health minister on Monday after a newspaper reported she is an alcoholic and still drinking despite having a liver transplant.

Time.com: AIDS Fighter Ousted in South Africa updated: Fri Aug 10 2007 10:00:00

President Mbeki fires the health minister who has tried to bring some sense to the nation's war against the disease

Shortcuts: Writing an autobiographyupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 05:18:00

Following the recent publication of "In the Line of Fire," the autobiography of President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, here's some advice on penning your own life story.

Security tight for Davos forumupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 07:47:00

Security was tight around the mountain town of Davos, Switzerland as global political and business leaders gathered for the annual World Economic forum.

Davos focus turns to Africaupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 03:54:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and rock star Bono joined forces Thursday in Davos an attempt to focus the world spotlight on the plight of Africa.

Report: French soldiers fire on Ivory Coast mobupdated: Tue Nov 09 2004 13:30:00

French soldiers opened fire Tuesday on a mob at the entrance to a hotel in Abidjan, killing 11 people, including two police officers and a pregnant woman, Ivory Coast police said.

Mbeki drops Zulu head from cabinetupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 14:24:00

South African President Thabo Mbeki appointed an expanded Cabinet Wednesday that will focus on economic stability and attempt to bolster the country's foreign relations.

S. Africa celebrates 'Freedom Day'updated: Tue Apr 27 2004 03:41:00

South Africa is throwing a $13 million party to celebrate its first decade of freedom after the end of apartheid.

Mugabe 'to talk with opposition'updated: Thu Jan 22 2004 07:19:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to hold formal talks with his political opponents, South African President Thabo Mbeki announced Thursday.

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