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As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Advertisement SOWETO, South Africa — Refiloe Mapanya had closely followed the tumultuous changes in South Africa’s leadership in recent days: a political knife fight inside the long-governing African National Congress that brought to power President Cyril Ramaphosa. But Friday evening, midway through Mr. Ramaphosa’s first state of the nation address, ...

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Jacob Zuma’s Legacy Is a Weakened South Africa

Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — When President Jacob Zuma of South Africa resigned on Wednesday, he did not yield to South Africa’s voters, courts or opposition parties, but to his own party, the African National Congress. Mr. Zuma once said the party was more important than the nation itself, contending that it ...

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Negotiations Continue Over Zuma: Will He Go Now or Now-Now?

Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — “He’ll go now-now.” That’s how a South African weekly over the weekend summarized the uncertainty surrounding President Jacob Zuma’s fate as the nation’s leader. Yes, he’ll almost certainly step down, but not right now. Instead, it’ll be sometime in the near future, or, to use a quintessential ...

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Israel Strikes Iran in Syria and Loses a Jet

Advertisement JERUSALEM — Israel clashed with Syrian and Iranian military forces on Saturday in a series of audacious cross-border strikes that could mark a dangerous new phase in Syria’s long civil war. The confrontations, which threaten to draw Israel more directly into the conflict, began before dawn when Israel intercepted ...

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