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South Africa's Ramaphosa says to speed up economic reforms, fix Eskom

15 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that he would use a new five-year term to speed up economic reforms and fix ailing state power firm Eskom, a week after his African National Congress party was re-elected with a reduced majority.

South Africa's ANC celebrates election win with street party

12 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last week's election despite a lower share of the vote.

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

11 May 2019

PRETORIA The African National Congress easily won South Africa's general election on Saturday but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power. | Video

South Africa's Ramaphosa targets reforms after election win

11 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress (ANC) to victory in Wednesday's election, but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party.

South Africa's Ramaphosa targets reforms after election win

11 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress (ANC) to victory in Wednesday's election, but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party.

ANC takes commanding lead in South Africa's election but support ebbs

10 May 2019

PRETORIA The African National Congress (ANC) was headed towards victory in South Africa's election on Friday, partial results showed, though the party was on course for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government. | Video

UPDATE 4-ANC set to retain power in South Africa but support slips

09 May 2019

* For more stories on the elections: (Adds DA, EFF, analyst comment, updates results)

South Africa's Ramaphosa faces obstacles to reform

06 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africa’s ruling party this week, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanise Africa's most developed economy, say analysts and some party insiders.

Support for South Africa's ANC at 51-61 percent, opinion polls show

30 Apr 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) appears headed for victory in next month's election, as President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to strike a reforming tone, with three opinion polls showing support ranging between 51 and 61 percent.

South Africa brings forward Eskom bailout to avert default

19 Apr 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's government has had to bring forward the bailout of state power firm Eskom, after it rushed 5 billion rand ($355 million) to the struggling utility earlier this month to avert a default and said more cash could be needed soon.

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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.