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South African president calls on youths to take lead in growing the country

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa challenged the youths to participate in tackling COVID-19, economic recovery and shun substance abuse while addressing the Youth Day...
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South Africa welcomes WHO’s approval of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the World Health Organization (WHO)'s approval of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech...

African leaders pay tribute to former Tanzanian President Magufuli

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African leaders on Monday gathered in the Tanzanian capital of Dodoma to pay their last respects to former President John Magufuli who died...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African president pays tribute to late Zulu King

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, describing him as a "visionary monarch." Zwelithini, 72, died on...
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South African president calls for actions to restore economy

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for urgent actions to restore the country's pandemic-battered economy in his State of the Nation Address delivered on...
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South Africa proclaims law which forces political parties to disclose funders

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday signed the Political Party Funding Act into law which forces political parties to disclose their funders to...
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World Insights: World leaders convey hope that 2021 will see positive changes amid pandemic

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As the world bid adieu to an extraordinary and extremely difficult year largely defined by a once-in-a-century pandemic, world leaders have conveyed hope...
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S. African President concerned about poor management of municipalities

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday expressed concern over the poor performances of the municipalities in the country which results in poor service...
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S. African president calls for inclusive economic recovery

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pleaded with Group of 20 (G20) leaders to ensure an inclusive global economic recovery when speaking at the virtual...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Ramaphosa reaffirms AU support for more talks on Nile dam

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday reaffirmed the AU's support for the conflicting parties to...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Ceasefire agreement in Libya important step toward silencing guns in Africa: Ramaphosa

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) Chairperson, on Sunday hailed the ceasefire agreement in Libya as "an...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

S. African president wants UN role to be strengthened in confronting challenges

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With the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking place this week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday stressed the urgent...
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AU chairperson condemns unconstitutional change of government in Mali

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) Chairperson, on Wednesday condemned the unconstitutional change of government in Mali. In a...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

New round of Nile dam talks begin

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Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Tuesday began a new round of talks on the filling and operation of the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
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South African president: government must strengthen women’s role in economy

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Marking Women's Day on Sunday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said broadening women's economic participation and ensuring their financial independence could be crucial in...
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South Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed half million

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South Africa's COVID-19 cases have exceeded the half-a-million mark to reach 503,290, South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced Saturday. A total...
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South African president signs border management bill into law

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Border Management Authority Bill of 2020 into law as the country is facing a growing challenge...
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South African president meets with Lesotho PM on ties

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday told the media that Lesotho's Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro's visit to South Africa was a sign of...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

AU chairperson speaks against racism, intolerance amid outrage over Floyd’s death

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the African Union (AU) chairperson, on Wednesday called on countries in the world to shun racism...
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South African president declares National Day of Prayer amid pandemic

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared May 31 as the National Day of Prayer to strengthen national unity in fighting COVID-19. "On this...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Solutions to Africa’s problems reside within Africa itself

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday stressed the role of African countries in resolving African...
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South African president lauds nurses for role played in combating COVID-19

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To commemorate International Nurses Day, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa applauded the role that thousands of nurses played in the fight against the novel...
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South Africa to parole low-risk prisoners to combat COVID-19 pandemic

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorized the placement on parole of low-risk prisoners as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19, the...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African President calls for debt cancellations for poor African countries to aid coronavirus...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called for lifting the waiver of interest payments and possible cancellation of debt for Africa's low-income countries...
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South Africa pledges support for global efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday pledged his country's support for the global effort to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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South African welcomes Cuban medical specialists deployed to curb COVID-19

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday welcomed 217 Cuban medical professionals who have been deployed to the country to combat the spread of...
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South Africa to ease lockdown restrictions slightly in May

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After recording 75 COVID-19 fatalities, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said the country would gradually start easing lockdown restrictions from May 1. ...
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AU chairperson appoints special envoys to solicit anti-epidemic funds for Africa

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as chairperson of the African Union (AU), said on Wednesday he has appointed four special envoys...
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South African president announces 500 billion rand COVID-19 plan

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night revealed that 500 billion rand (26.3 billion U.S. dollars) would be devoted to relief and economic...
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South African president pledges to help most vulnerable citizens under lockdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Monday to find sustainable solutions to help the most vulnerable citizens under a nationwide lockdown over COVID-19. ...