News That Matters

Tag: South Africa

South Africa’s ANC Gathers to Vote on New Leader
News

South Africa’s ANC Gathers to Vote on New Leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Delegates of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) gathered on Sunday to choose a new party leader, pitting President Cyril Ramaphosa against former health minister Zweli Mkhize.The winner, who will run for president under the ANC banner in elections in 2024, has been more or less guaranteed to become president in the three decades since Nelson Mandela ended white minority rule in the country.But this is no longer a certainty as the ANC's popularity has waned over that period and the party faces the possibility of losing its majority for the first time.More than 4,400 delegates at the ANC's five-day conference in Johannesburg must decide which of the two candidates is best placed to revive its fortunes. They will vote on Sunday after the ANC nomi...
Trevor Noah praises Black women for his success while signing off “The Daily Show” for last time
Entertainment

Trevor Noah praises Black women for his success while signing off “The Daily Show” for last time

Trevor Noah bid an emotional farewell to "The Daily Show," which he has hosted since 2015, on Thursday. During the emotional sendoff, the comedian gave "a special shout-out to Black women.""I've often been credited with having these grand ideas. People say, 'Oh Trevor, you're so smart.' I'm like, 'Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think shaped me, nourished me and formed me?'" he said. "From my mom, my grand[mom], my aunt, all these Black women in my life, but in America as well."He said people who want to learn about America should "talk to Black women because, unlike everybody else, Black women can't afford to f--- around and find out." He named writers and professors Roxane Gay, Tressie McMillan Cottom as well as activists Zoé Samudzi and Tarana Burke, calling them bril...