Ethiopia, South Africa pose contrast study for states

Supporters of the African National Congress Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hold placards and chant slogans outside the ANC party headquarter in Johannesburg, on February 5, 2018, during a demonstration to protest against South African President and ANC member Jacob Zuma. PHOTO | MARCO LONGARI | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The gist is that to varying degrees, Ethiopia and South Africa are anchor states in their respective eastern and southern Africa regions.
  • Putting Ethiopia and South Africa side by side on matters demography and geography is feasible.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday 14 February and was replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday 15 February.

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