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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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But somehow, things did not work out, and Thabo Mbeki was named Mandela's deputy.
Spokesman for the Government Delegation, Ambassador, Hassan Hamed told SUNA, Thursday, that the Chairman of the AU High-level Mechanism, Thabo Mbeki who welcomed the resumption of the negotiations, after long recess, has received the views of the two parties on the agenda and means for overcoming the points of differences in the previous round .
Presidents, bodyguards, busy mothers, passionate economists, judges, lawyers, insurgent diplomats, tenacious politicians and many others who have come into his orbit share stories of the Thabo Mbeki they know.
AUHIP chief Thabo Mbeki meets opposition NUP leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on June 2, 2016 (Courtesy photo of NUP)
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, received Former South African President Thabo Mbeki at the Al Habtoor Group office on Al Wasl Road on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Le continent africain perd tous les ans plus de 50 milliards de dollars du fait des flux financiers illicites, a affirme l'ancien president d'Afrique du Sud, Thabo Mbeki, lors de la reunion du Groupe de gouverneurs africains de la Banque Mondiale et du Fonds monetaire international, appelle le Caucus Africain.
FORMER South African President Thabo Mbeki yesterday urged the world to come together to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Thabo Mbeki, Head of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, held talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Juba at the weekend.
TUNIS (TAP) - President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki received, on Tuesday, former South African President (1999-2008) and United Nations High Level Group Chairman Thabo Mbeki, the Presidency of the Republic announced.
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).
Tsvangirai says he hopes South African mediator Thabo Mbeki will pressure Mugabe to respect the agreement to share power signed in September.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is set to elect Kgalema Motlanthe, its deputy president, as the country's next president, after Thabo Mbeki bowed to party pressure to step down.