Facing a scandal related to $16 million in state funds spent on renovating his home, Zuma's ANC ruling party managed to shield him from impeachment efforts brought by the opposition party, but the country's economy may suffer as a result.
The constitutional court ruling on Thursday ended years of controversy surrounding security upgrades the South African leader made to his private residence, renovations that included a swimming pool, a chicken run, and a visitors center.
President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.
Renewed student protests in South Africa devolved into chaos and clashes with security forces at North West University, forcing the administration to cancel classes indefinitely on Thursday.
After several years of a weakened economy and slow growth rates, the country's finance minister introduced strong austerity measures and tax hikes in the annual budget speech on Wednesday.
The $23 million-worth of upgrades to Zuma’s home paid for by South African taxpayers include an amphitheater, a swimming pool, a football pitch and a cattle enclosure.
President Jacob Zuma today ruled out fee increases for universities in 2016 following a week of nationwide student protests that culminated in a mass gathering outside the main government offices.
Students lit fires outside President Jacob Zuma's offices following a week of protests. A few pushed through a cordon before being pushed back by police who also used water canons to douse the flames.
In one of the most high-profile assaults since the end of apartheid, South African police killed 34 miners striking for higher wages and better living conditions in August 2012.
Human rights groups have criticized police raids that have resulted in 3,914 arrests and led to the deportation of more than 400 migrants from Mozambique.
The demonstrators are angry about rolling blackouts and the state utility company’s switch to a prepaid billing system due to a high volume of unpaid bills.
Anti-immigrant violence has been ongoing for nearly two weeks, causing hundreds to flee, as rioters burned immigrant-owned businesses.