The president has come under fire after dismissing an anti-corruption crusader from his cabinet. Following the reshuffle, two credit rating agencies downgraded the country. South Africans have since staged protests, calling for Zuma to step down.
On July 18, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. He dreamed of a unified and prosperous nation, but the social problems haunting South Africa today have tainted his legacy.
More than 14,000 people came to hear the former US president speak in Johannesburg. Obama called for a rejection of the "politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment."
Africa had high hopes for Obama’s presidency, many of which he didn't fulfill. Now he's in Kenya and South Africa for the first time since leaving office. Can he live up to the public's expectations as a private citizen?
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has proclaimed his innocence after appearing in a preliminary hearing into corruption charges. He told supporters outside court that the charges were politically motivated.
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