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 (əm-bā′kē), Thabo Mvuyelwa Born 1942.
South African economist and politician who served as president from 1999 to 2008. He pursued free-market economic policies and was criticized for his skepticism toward scientific explanations for the spread of AIDS.


(Biography) Thabo (Mvuyelwa) (ˈtɑːbəʊ). born 1942, South African politician: a member of the African National Congress (ANC); deputy president of South Africa (1994–99); president (1999–2008)


(ˈbɛk i, əmˈbɛk i)
Thabo, born 1942, president of South Africa since 1999.
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October 11, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour will travel on Wednesday to South Africa to meet with the head of the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thabo Mbeki, said the foreign ministry
5 (SUNA) - The national dialogue mechanism (7+7) Wednesday evening met with the Chairman of the African Union High-Level implementation Panel for Sudan, Thabo Mbeki, and discussed outcome of the recent meeting of the general assembly of the parties for the dialogue, which was chaired by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir.
The deployment of an additional flight on Saturday, 14 June, is over and above the airline s existing frequencies to East London, and is intended to assist passengers who would like to travel to the Eastern Cape to attend the funeral service of the late Mrs Epainette Mbeki (commonly referred to as MaMbeki), the mother of former state president Thabo Mbeki.
FORMER South African President Thabo Mbeki yesterday urged the world to come together to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Anyone but him" was a popular political sentiment by the time former South African president Thabo Mbeki was forced from office.
Adding his voice to the debate has been Moeletsi Mbeki, whose well-known views attract significant attention given the venerable political family he belongs to, being the son of Govan Mbeki and brother of former president, Thabo Mbeki.
Epainette Mbeki, mother of former South African President Thabo Mbeki and revered anti-Apartheid activist, recently criticized the country's ruling African National Congress party which had pressured her son to resign in 2007.
Le president soudanais Omar el-Bechir a declare que le Soudan et le Soudan du Sud avaient "besoin de la paix" et que Khartoum etait engage par tous les accords dans le domaine de la securite qu'il a signes, a indique avant-hier samedi le mediateur de l'Union africaine Thabo Mbeki.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) went through a fractious period from about 2005 to 2009, which ultimately resulted in the replacement of Thabo Mbeki by Jacob Zuma as head of state.
African President Thabo Mbeki on Friday to discuss Sudan, the White House said.
And above all, he writes of two men: Thabo Mbeki and his successor, Jacob Zuma.
The mother of former African National Congress chief and national president Thabo Mbeki stunned the party faithful when she quit the venerable party and joined its bitter political opponents, the Congress of the People (Cope).