>> The long struggle for South Africa's leader to remain in power amid corruption allegations, appears to have ended. The country's ruling African National Congress, has given President Jacob Zuma 48 hours to resign as head of state, after an eight hour meeting of the party's top leadership. The state broadcaster reported that ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa's motorcade, left the marathon meeting and headed to Zuma's offices in Pretoria, to deliver the message in person.
If Zuma resigns, Ramaphosa, who is also deputy president, would potentially take over as head of state in a matter of days. If Zuma refuses, he could be removed through a motion of no confidence in the South African parliament. It's been a long battle for Zuma, who has survived calls to step down since last year, due to a number of corruption charges.
Since becoming president in 2009, Zuma has been dogged by scandal. Ramaphosa has promised to focus on rooting out corruption and revitalizing economic growth.