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SAfrica's ANC confirms Zuma as candidate

The governing African National Congress said Tuesday that party president Jacob Zuma would be its candidate for national elections in 2009 despite his pending trial on charges of corruption, money laundering, fraud and racketeering. The decision following a meeting of the party’s decision-making national executive committee sets the scene for a showdown between the governing party and prosecutors and risks political uncertainty in Africa’s economic powerhouse. Full Story

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