South Africa's Pres Calls It Quits
South Africa's President, Thabo Mbeki, left his roll on Sunday after heavy pressure to do so from other members of the African National Congress. Mbeki was pressured to step down after allegations arose that he was a major contributor to pressing charges of corruption against his political rival and ANC leader, Jacob Zuma.
Corruption charges against Zuma were dropped because "the prosecuting team violated some of his procedural rights," according to the Aljazeera.net article.
Zuma will likely run for the South African presidency in 2009 when the election comes around. According to the New York Times article, Zuma is in line to be the next president.
The two articles differ drastically. The Aljazeera article is very straight forward and is very unbiased to the situation. The NYT article focuses on the downside of Mbeki as the president. It even later goes on to talk about conspiracy theories that are brought upon by Zuma and his followers. The article is very one-sided.