South Africa

South Africa's long-ruling party divided ahead of elections

Ramaphosa rallies supporters yesterday in Johannesburg. Photo: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday in the first election since the legendarily corrupt Jacob Zuma was forced out of office in February 2018.

Why it matters: Cyril Ramaphosa replaced Zuma both as president and as leader of the African National Congress (ANC) party, which has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. His supporters say he needs a big mandate to make a break from the Zuma era.

Caster Semenya says "hell no" to testosterone-lowering drugs

Olympian Caster Semenya
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Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya said she will not use any medication to lower her testosterone levels following a ruling from the the International Association of Athletics Federations newly overseeing testosterone levels in female athletes, reports Al-Jazeera.

Why this matters: The runner planned to return to Doha in September to compete at the world championships in the 800-meter, however the new rule would prevent her from participating. Semenya's legal team is weighing the option of appealing IAAF's decision, per Al-Jazeera.

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