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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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19 (SUNA) - The Coordinative meetings between the government delegation headed by the Assistant of the President of the Republic and the Chairman of Sudan's delegation, to the Negotiations on the Two Regions , Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid and the African Union delegation led by the Chairman of the AU High level Mechanism, Thabo Mbeki have started, Thursday, in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa .
October 24, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese foreign minister Ibrahim Gahndour Saturday discussed with the head of the African Union mediation team Thabo Mbeki the ongoing preparation to resume peace talks to reach a peaceful settlement for the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
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.
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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).
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Eleven South African ministers, half the cabinet, have said they are stepping down, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki as the country's president.
SOUTH African President Thabo Mbeki has told his nation he has formally resigned, effective as soon as a new president is chosen.
SOUTH Africa's President Thabo Mbeki bowed to heavy pressure from his own party to resign, tossed to the sidelines of the economic powerhouse he built up as punishment for allegedly abusing his power in trying to quash a popular rival.
President Thabo Mbeki bowed to heavy pressure from his own party to resign for allegedly abusing his power in trying to quash a popular rival.