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Mr Thabo Mbeki, the President of South Africa in his office on October 28, 1998 in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr Mbeki became President in 1999, after former president Nelson Mandela served one 5-year term between 1994-99. Mr Mbeki is struggling to tackle the issues of poverty, unemployment amd HIV/Aids in the country as South Africas growth is not enough to uplift the people..(Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson/ Getty Images).