Former Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele said Agang SA, a political movement she founded three months ago, has attracted 10,000 volunteers and is set on toppling South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in next year’s elections.
South African President Jacob Zuma said India wasn’t responsible for a security breach when a plane of wedding guests landed at a restricted air force base, and that lower level officials were to blame.
Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson gave the election runner-up Progressive Party a mandate to form a new government after the group surged in popularity amid promises to ease mortgage debt for consumers.
Icelanders, burdened by more than four years of hardship, are poised to oust the government and return to power the parties that steered the island through a banking-led boom that ended in economic ruin 2008.
South Africa is ready to send troops back to Central African Republic a month after suffering its worst military casualties since the end of apartheid in clashes with rebels, President Jacob Zuma said.
India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party rejected pressure from its biggest alliance partner over the bloc’s choice of candidate for prime minister, widening a rift sparked by the growing clout of Narendra Modi.
The largest ally of India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party said the prime ministerial candidate of their coalition should have a secular image, a call that may weaken a bid by the BJP’s Narendra Modi to lead the opposition bloc into the next elections.