South Africa extends troop deployment in Mozambique and Congo

President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa’s military will extend the deployment of its troops in conflict-hit Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo The extension, for an unspecified amount of time, will keep 1,198 personnel of the South African National Defence Force in eastern Congo, where they are part of a U.N. peacekeeping force helping Congo […]

Jacob Zuma barred from running in South Africa election

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has been barred from running in South Africa’s general election in May. The country’s electoral commission has not given a reason. However, his 2021 conviction, and jailing, for contempt of court would appear to disqualify him. Mr Zuma’s backing of the new uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party has been seen […]