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South Korean police arrest brother of fugitive ferry family boss

By Ju-min Park ANSEONG South Korea (Reuters) – The brother of a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds of school children drowned in April was arrested by police on Friday, police and prosecutors said. Yoo Byung-un, the 73-year-old fugitive businessman and photographer being sought by police, is still on the […]

South African President Jacob Zuma expected out of hospital on Sunday: ANC

South Africa's ruling African National Congress expects President Jacob Zuma to be out of hospital on Sunday following a routine health check in a Pretoria hospital. Zuma's hospital stay follows an announcement from his office on Friday that the 72-year-old president was in need of rest, and would take a few days off from public […]

No golden World Cup legacy for South Africa

By Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – (This story is refiled to correct attendance figures in paragraph 14) Four years after the World Cup, Soccer City stadium stands out against the drab skyline of south Johannesburg, a multi-colored mosaic of steel and glass set against the yellow-dust mine dumps of a century-old city built, literally, on […]

Enduring memories of racial injustice keep South Africa’s ANC on top

By Stella Mapenzauswa and Mfuneko Toyana BEKKERSDAL, South Africa (Reuters) – As he stood in the voting booth last week, South African pensioner Mokayile Maraba agonized long and hard over whether to vote for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), a party he has supported all his life. Twenty years after the end of apartheid, […]

South Africa’s Zuma says election victory a mandate for ‘inclusive growth’

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s 2014 election has given the ruling ANC government a mandate to pursue “inclusive economic growth and job creation,” President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. Zuma addressed the nation following the release of the official results of South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid polls, in which his African National Congress won just over […]

South Africa’s Zuma promises growth after army crackdown on protests

By Ndundu Sithole and David Dolan PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma promised on Saturday to push through business-friendly reforms, signaling he would use a sweeping election victory to pursue economic growth in the face of leftist opposition. His vows to create jobs and ramp up infrastructure projects came after his ruling ANC […]

South Africa police deploys army to quell protests, 59 arrested

By David Dolan JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa deployed its armed forces overnight to quell post-election unrest in a Johannesburg slum and police arrested 59 people as the ANC government clamped down on disorder following its victory at the polls. While the African National Congress remains popular with South Africa's black majority 20 years after […]

ANC wins South Africa 2014 election with 62 percent

South Africa's ruling African National Congress won the 2014 national election with 62.16 percent of the votes, the electoral commission said on Friday. The provisional result shows the ANC's main rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), took 22.22 percent, while the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) managed 6.35 percent. (Reporting by Xola Potelwa; Editing by Chizu […]

South African police arrest 59 in post-election protests

South African police arrested 59 people after post-election protests in a Johannesburg township turned violent overnight, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protestors in the impoverished Alexandra area who had burned tires and barricaded roads, Brigadier Neville Malila told Reuters. Alexandra was \"calm this morning,\" Malila […]

Fifty-nine people arrested in South Africa post-election protests: police

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Fifty-nine people were arrested after post-election protests in a Johannesburg township turned violent overnight, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protestors in the impoverished Alexandra area who had burned tires and barricaded roads, Brigadier Neville Malila told Reuters. Alexandra was "calm this morning," […]