South Africa's finance minister has returned to the country after being summoned by the president on Monday. Speculation that he is about to be fired has sparked turmoil on the markets.
South African lawmakers have agreed to amend the law, making way for land expropriation without compensation. Most of the land is still in the hands of the white minority, traditional leaders and South Africa's elite.
South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s resignation is just the latest political upheaval in the years-long scandal involving the Indian business family, the Guptas and government officials.
Voters in several African nations, including Nigeria and South Africa, are headed to the ballot box in 2019. But despite the numerous elections, experts don't expect much change on the continent.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is under fire for failing to axe deadbeat ministers in a cabinet reshuffle. Experts say he's wary of ministers still loyal to his predecessor Jacob Zuma, who could ruin his 2019 election bid.
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