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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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MTN also announced a separate board of prominent people to advise on broader African issues, which will be headed by former South African president Thabo Mbeki and includes John Kufuor, a former president of Ghana.
Thabo Mbeki said in a press statement following the meeting with President Al-Bashir that the meeting tackled some outstanding issues pertaining to agenda of negotiation over the Two Areas, South Kordofan and Blue Nile , and Darfur .
Some of the speakers who've given lectures are: Presidents Bill Clinton, Thabo Mbeki, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Mary Robinson, and Michelle Bachelet.
But somehow, things did not work out, and Thabo Mbeki was named Mandela's deputy.
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.
FORMER South African President Thabo Mbeki yesterday urged the world to come together to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
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).