More South Africans protest against regime

Johannesburg • Tens of thousands of South Africans demonstrated peacefully Friday in a national outpouring of anger at their scandal-tainted president, and a second agency lowered the country’s credit rating to junk status a week after the firing of the respected finance minister. While concerns grew about the struggling economy and government corruption, the protests were unlikely to pose an immediate threat to President Jacob Zuma, who retains the backing of powerful factions within the rulin...

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