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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The Defiance Of Embattled Political Leaders (February 12 to 17, 2018)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

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Newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa

February 12 to 17, 2018

Embattled political leaders in Israel and South Africa remain defiant. Israeli police recommended the indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspicion of bribery fraud, and breach of trust, but the prime minister called the case against him “full of holes, like Swiss cheese”. In South Africa, President Jacob Zuma – who has been sullied by corruption scandals and has survived multiple votes of no confidence in parliament in 2016 and in 2017 – was ordered by his ruling African National Congress to step down as head of state. Mr. Zuma said that these ongoing efforts to unseat him were unfair: “Nobody has ever provided the reasons. Nobody is saying what I have done“. Later in the week, he stepped down, and was replaced by his Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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