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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.
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(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)
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(ˈbɛk i, əmˈbɛk i)
Thabo, born 1942, president of South Africa since 1999.
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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.
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.
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