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Jacob Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the President of South Africa,elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election. Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005.

Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990. On 20 September 2008, Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee,following a conclusion by Judge Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

Headlines Around the Web

Zuma concerned over S Africa economy

May 31, 2013 - Financial Times

ANC conference focuses on economic woes

Dec 17, 2012 - Financial Times

South Africa warns of cost of unrest

Sep 18, 2012 - Financial Times

South Africa: More Jobs Created in 2011

Feb 11, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Africa: Towards a New African Economy

Jan 10, 2012 - AllAfrica News

South Africa: IMF Chief Lagarde Meets Zuma

Jan 08, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Libya: South Africa in Rebuilding Talks

Jan 04, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Jacob Zuma

Female Boxer Dies In South Africa Following Knockout Blow

By IBTimes AU

South African female boxer, Phindile Mwelase died after a knockout blow. (Oct 30)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA

Neighbours Of Killed Soccer Player Senzo Meyiwa's Girlfriend Kelly Khumalo
South Africa Mourns Loss Of Soccer Team Captain Who Died Defending Girlfriend From Intruders

By IBTimes AU

South African goalkeeper and national team captain Senzo Meyiwa was fatally shot while trying to defend his girlfriend from three perpetrators. (Oct 29)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA

A man cycles towards Doel's nuclear plant, northern Belgium August 20, 2014. Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported
France to Build 8 Nuclear Reactors in South Africa

By IBTimes AU

France will build at least eight nuclear reactors in South Africa. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, RUSSIA, RENEWABLE ENERGY

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano addresses a news conference during a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna September 15, 2014. The U.N. nuclear watchdog sought to put pressure on Iran on Mond
Russia, South Africa Sign US$50B (A$54.1B) Nuclear Deal

By IBTimes AU

Russia will be supplying South Africa eight nuclear power plants by 2030. (Sep 23)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Gold Near Three-week High as Ukraine Fighting Boosts Safe-haven Bids

By Reuters

Gold was flat on Tuesday after gaining in the previous two sessions but traded near its highest in three weeks as more intense fighting in Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. (May 06)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UKRAINE, INVESTMENT

South Africa Marks 20 Years of Freedom Ahead of Election
South Africa Marks 20 Years of Freedom ahead of Election

By Reuters

South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in sombre mood just 10 days before elections which are expected to keep the African National Congress (ANC) party in power. (Apr 28)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, UNEMPLOYMENT, ELECTIONS, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, CONGRESS

South Africa Buries 'Greatest Son' Mandela

By Reuters

South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, JESSE JACKSON, BARACK OBAMA, UNEMPLOYMENT, ELECTIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS

South Africa's First Black President Nelson Mandela Laid to Rest in State Funeral

By IBTimes UK

Prince Charles and President Zuma were among the four thousand dignitaries who attended the funeral. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, RICHARD BRANSON, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, OPRAH WINFREY, CONGRESS

Nelson Mandela Funeral: Tributes From People Who Knew Him Best

By IBTimes UK

Most touching tributes at the funeral of Nelson Mandela paid by those who knew him best. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, MALAWI

In Pictures: Final Farewell to 'Africa's Greatest Son' Nelson Mandela

By IBTimes UK

Nelson Mandela's body laid to rest after 10 days of commemorations for South African hero. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: RICHARD BRANSON, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, OPRAH WINFREY