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President Zuma Congratulates MTN-Qhubeka and Daniel Teklehaimanot

President Jacob Zuma praising Daniel Teklehaimanot
“I am pleased MTN-Qhubeka’s cyclist Daniel Teklehiminot of the sister State of Eritrea won the King of the Montain’s jersey – the first African to wear the Tour’s polka-dot jersey.” – President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South Africa’s nine-man MTN-Qhubeka Cycling Team – the first African professional cycling team to participate in the Tour de France’s 112-year history. Continue reading President Zuma Congratulates MTN-Qhubeka and Daniel Teklehaimanot

South Africa Stands Firm Between Libya Crisis and Rebel Recognition

South Africa condemns any form of imposed regime change - Jacob Zuma

By David Smith (Mail & Guardian),

The South African government has defended its refusal to back a United Nations proposal to release $1.5-billion of Libyan assets and to recognise the country’s rebel authority, despite growing criticism at home and around the world.

The United States proposed a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Libyan assets — frozen by the UN to starve Muammar Gaddafi of resources – be released for the benefit of the rebel National Transitional Council.

South Africa says it will approve $500-million of the package for urgent humanitarian assistance, but opposes the release of the -remaining funds because the interim structure has not been recognised by the UN itself. Continue reading South Africa Stands Firm Between Libya Crisis and Rebel Recognition