Students in South Africa have been handed a major victory. President Jacob Zuma has given in to their demands and scrapped planned hikes to university fees. Before the announcement, police and students clashed outside Zuma's offices in Pretoria.
South African lawmakers have decided to keep President Jacob Zuma in power, with the ruling ANC party backing the leader despite corruption charges. The emotionally charged vote triggered rallies across the country.
Credit ratings agency Moody's has reduced South Africa's rating, putting the nation's economy one notch above "junk status." The reasons for the move include political turbulence, rising debt, and weakening institutions.
Six participants from various Arab nations and the UK have pulled out of this year's Pop-Kultur festival due to a small amount of Israeli funding. Is this a legitimate means of protest or an example of anti-Semitism?
South African President Jacob Zuma turned 75 on Wednesday as a sea of demonstrators welled up in Pretoria calling on him to quit. The opposition is hoping to chip away at his solid parliamentary majority.
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