Cyril Ramaphosa

China Gives South Africa $25 Billion in Stimulus Loans

The government of South Africa announced on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa secured another $10 billion in Chinese loans during his trip to Beijing last week, bring South Africa’s total economic stimulus and infrastructure financing from China up to $25 billion.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Lintao Zhang / Getty)

Blue State Blues: Donald Trump Is (Mostly) Right About South Africa

President Donald Trump’s comments on South Africa on Wednesday evening burst the bubble of political correctness that has long shielded that country’s leaders from responsibility for self-destructive policies that have hurt black and white South Africans alike.

South Africa EFF land reform (Wikus de Wet / AFP / Getty)

Report: South Africa Expropriates First Farms Without Compensation

South African news sources reported Sunday that the government had begun taking farmland without compensation with the attempted expropriation of two game farms in Limpopo, the country’s northernmost province, home to Kruger National Park.

South Africa

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).

Jacob Zuma (Drew Angerer / Getty)

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.

ANC bosses clear diaries as Zuma exit looms