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Muslims standing onto a truck, holding placards and waving Palestinian flags, take part to a demonstration in downtown Cape Town to protest Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinians people, on July 16, 2014. Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes on July 16, …

South Africa’s Ruling Party Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

South Africa’s ruling party on Tuesday slammed Israel’s recent actions at the Gaza border, comparing the IDF’s efforts to prevent Palestinian protesters from breaching the border fence with Nazi Germany’s cruelty against Jews.

Julius Malema (Mujahid Safodien / AFP / Getty)

South Africa’s Parliament Passes Motion to Take Land ‘Without Compensation’

South Africa’s National Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation, fulfilling the wishes of radicals and black nationalists, but raising fears for the fate of the country’s white minority, as well as the future of its agricultural sector.

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South African President Jacob Zuma Resigns

Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, resigned on Wednesday in a nationwide address. Zuma was forced out by his own ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC).

Supporters of the African National Congress Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa demonstrated against President Jacob Zuma outside ANC party headquarters in Johannesburg earlier this week

South African Officials Say President Zuma’s Resignation Is Coming Soon

The handwriting appears to be on the wall for South African President Jacob Zuma. A few days after opposition leaders spoke of a plan to use massive street demonstrations to compel Zuma’s political party to recall him, South African officials said Zuma’s resignation is imminent, possibly coming as soon as Monday.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Gulshan Khan / AFP / Getty)

New Hope for South Africa as Cyril Ramaphosa Elected to Lead Ruling Party

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the party’s 54th conference in Johannesburg on Monday, lifting hopes for political reform and boosting the South African rand against the U.S. dollar.

Thabo Mbeki (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP / Getty)

Former South Africa President Denounces His Own Party as Corrupt

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki declared last week that his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), “has become so corrupted that … unprincipled access to political power and the related corrupt self-enrichment has in fact become the norm within the organisation.”

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe attends London Memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Former South African President: Corrupt ANC Should Lose 2019 Election

Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe recently stated that his African National Congress (ANC) party has become so corrupt it should lose the 2019 election for its own good. A few weeks later, with the ANC coming apart at the seams, political analysts believe incumbent President Jacob Zuma may postpone December’s party elections in a bid to retain power for his faction.

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Hamas Leader Promises ‘Jerusalem Intifada’ Will Continue in South Africa

Speaking at a rally in South Africa, Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal promised there would be more stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians, describing the wave of terror attacks as the “Jerusalem intifada,” and comparing them to South Africa’s struggle against apartheid.

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South Africa Plans To Leave International Criminal Court Says ANC Minister

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa plans to leave the International Criminal Court, a deputy minister said on Sunday, as the government faces criticism for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudan’s president earlier this year. The International Criminal Court has “lost

Helen Zille (Rodger Bosch / AFP / Getty)

The Republican Party and the South African Opposition

In the midst of tweeting commentary (and complaints) about President Barack Obama’s press conference on Wednesday, I received an unexpected reply from Helen Zille, one of the foremost opposition leaders in my native South Africa, and a family friend.