JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With revolutionary rhetoric, bright red outfits and left-wing policies, the Economic Freedom Fighters have shaken up South Africa's political landscape, becoming a potent...
African youth opposition movement aims to drive change
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Popular young opposition leaders from East Africa are uniting with like-minded colleagues in West and Southern Africa to form a movement to challenge the misrule that has plagued the continent.
South African finance minister criticized after testimony
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's finance minister on Monday faced calls to resign after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.
Opposition parties cited a South African media report that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene had offered to quit, saying President Cyril Ramaphosa should dismiss him to show commitment to clean government in one of Africa's biggest economies.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Tuesday declared 10 days of national mourning for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela who died after a long illness.
A memorial service for Madikizela-Mandela will be held on April 11 at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Johannesburg's Soweto area, and a "special official" funeral with military honors will take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto three days later, the office of President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
South Africa party storms H&M stores over monkey shirt ad
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Members of a South African opposition party stormed into some H&M stores across the country on Saturday to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle."
Local media reports said the Economic Freedom Fighters urged shopping malls to evict the Swedish clothing retailer, which has apologized after an outcry in other countries. People have called the image racist and inappropriate.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's two main opposition parties took aim at President Jacob Zuma with one appealing to the highest court to order impeachment proceedings and the other announcing it will launch a vote of no confidence in the president.
The Economic Freedom Fighters party applied to the country's highest court to order parliament to begin impeachment proceedings against Zuma for lying to the legislative body.
South African opposition leader threatens white minority
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African opposition leader on Monday threatened the country's white minority in a speech reflecting frustration among many in the black majority over a perceived lack of economic benefits since the end of apartheid.