As many as 30 ministerial changes were announced by South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa.
The British Commonwealth came out of mutual dependency and ghosts of empire past which would not sleep.
Ramaphosa was the only candidate nominated for election in the parliament after two opposition parties said they would not participate.
Jacob Zuma has quit as president of South Africa. He has been embroiled in a rape trial, corruption, an arms deal, using public money for his home and association with the Guptas.
Agents from the Hawks, an elite police investigative unit, entered the compound of the Gupta family in an affluent Johannesburg neighbourhood.
If Zuma rejects any instruction from his own party to resign, the matter could go to parliament for a vote on a motion of no confidence.
The ruling party's senior figures hold emergency meeting with the South African president urging him to resign.
The two clear front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chair of the African Union Commission and Zuma's ex-wife.
Zuma is finishing his second and final term as ANC leader, and whoever follows him will likely be elected South Africa's next president in 2019.
The fiasco has weakened the country's president and engulfed major brands such as McKinsey and KPMG.
Fate of Mugabe family unclear as reports suggest sacked vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is very close to military figures, is back in the country.
FCA to investigate whether UK lenders were involved in the scandal involving South Africa President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
It has been expelled for five years and chief executive James Henderson has resigned.
South African president dodged six previous votes, but this was the first to be held by secret ballot.
Opposition parties lobbied for an anonymous no-confidence vote to provide cover to disgruntled ANC members.
"Jacob Zuma cannot welcome an illegitimate president," says protest leader Esaie-Prince Mpinda.
Violence in Cape Town occurred just weeks after President Zuma urged people not to vandalise trains.
President has denied allegations that the wealthy Gupta family have bought him a mansion in the UAE.
South Africa: Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas on day 3 of housing protests near Johannesburg
The uprising in the Finetown neighbourhood of South Africa's biggest city followed unrest this week in nearby Eldorado Park and Ennerdale.
Phalatse suffered from rare genetic disorder that causes rapid ageing but was a 'champion of positivity'.
Ratings agency warns finance minister sacking and political upheaval 'endangering' economy.
South African rand plunges 5% against the dollar after President Jacob Zuma reshuffles its cabinet.
Dollar struggles to regain ground as investors remain doubtful over Trump's policies.
Decision comes after latest spate of attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa's capital Pretoria.
Abuja urges African Union action to protect foreigners living in South Africa after Pretoria unrest.
March occurs days after spate of attacks targeting shops and homes owned by foreigners.
Trump set to have phone calls with South Africa's Jacob Zuma and Buhari on 13 February.
Punches were thrown in South Africa's parliament as MPs clashed during Zuma's address.
Guebuza, who died yesterday, was ranked as the seventh most powerful young woman in Africa.
ANC National Executive Committee to discuss no confidence motion put forward by tourism minister Derek Hanekom.