Deadly South Africa miners' strike ends

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A wage deal is expected to end a shutdown of South Africa's gold and platinum fields, a work action that spawned the worst violence since the apartheid era.

As strike looms, South Africa warns miners

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- South Africa announced Friday it would crack down on any possible violence as mine workers edged closer to declaring a general strike.

Violence strikes another S. Africa mine

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A clash during a protest at a South African gold mine injured four people Monday, 18 days after 34 strikers died in another mine confrontation, officials said.

Radebe wants Marikana charges explained

MARIKANA, South Africa, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- South Africa's justice minister has requested an explanation of why 270 miners were charged with murder when it was police who shot their fellow workers.

EU's Ashton heads to South Africa

BRUSSELS, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The European Union maintains its commitment to its strategic partnership with South Africa, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

South Africa embraces Geneva Conventions

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The ICRC took note of a decision by the South African government to incorporate the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols into domestic law.

S.African miners to face murder charges

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- State prosecutors said Monday they will pursue murder charges against some of the 260 miners arrested after last week's deadly violence at a South African mine.

S. Africa politician rallies miners

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A dissident South African politician this weekend called on striking miners to stay off the job in the wake of a deadly clash with police.

S. Africa: Mine shooting inquiry planned

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma said he will form a commission to investigate the cause of the police shooting that killed 34 protesting mine workers.

34 killed in S. Africa miner-police clash

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- South Africa's police commissioner defended police officers who shot and killed 34 striking workers at a platinum mine. Seventy-eight people were wounded.

China to double Africa loans to $20B

BEIJING, July 19 (UPI) -- China, seeking to strengthen ties with African countries, pledged $20 billion in loans in the next three years, doubling its earlier commitment.
Egypt's Morsi attends AU summit

Egypt's Morsi attends AU summit

CAIRO, July 16 (UPI) -- Egyptian focus on African states is moving in the right direction, the Ethiopian envoy to Cairo said on the arrival in Addis Ababa of the Egyptian president.

Zuma penis cartoon incites anger

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 7 (UPI) -- South Africa's ruling party said a cartoon portraying President Jacob Zuma as a penis was "unacceptable."
Jacob Zuma painting on trial in S. Africa

Jacob Zuma painting on trial in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 25 (UPI) -- A hearing on a painting caricaturing South African President Jacob Zuma was interrupted when Zuma's lawyer began sobbing as he made his opening statement.

Vandals deface controversial painting

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 22 (UPI) -- A controversial painting depicting South Africa's president with his genitals hanging out has been vandalized at a Johannesburg gallery, police said.
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Jacob Zuma
G8 and G5 leaders gather for a group photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 9, 2009. (L-R) South African President Jacob Zuma, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (UPI Photo/Alex Volgin)

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.

Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi. Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990. On 20 September 2008, Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee, following a conclusion by Judge Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

Zuma has faced significant legal challenges. He was charged with rape in 2005, but was acquitted. In addition, he fought a long legal battle over allegations of racketeering and corruption, resulting from his financial advisor Schabir Shaik's conviction for corruption and fraud. On 6 April 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority decided to drop the charges citing political interference.

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