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
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.