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South Africa’s Constitutional Court faults parliament over Jacob Zuma case

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
South Africa’s Constitutional Court faults parliament over Jacob Zuma case

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (C, up) speaks at the Constitutional Court of South Africa during judgment proceedings of the application to allow a secret ballot in Parliament after calling for a vote of no-confidence on President Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, on June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Africa’s Constitutional […]

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Cyril Ramaphosa wins election as South Africa’s African National Congress leader

December 18, 2017 9:05 am
Cyril Ramaphosa wins election as South Africa’s African National Congress leader

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in a marathon vote that raised the likelihood for the 65-year-old businessman to become the country’s next head of state after incumbent President Jacob Zuma. “We declare comrade Cyril Ramaphosa the new […]

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St. Helena’s isolation to end as air link opens

October 14, 2017 5:39 am
St. Helena’s isolation to end as air link opens

Jamestown, the capital of Saint Helena is where the British sent Napoleon into exilein 1815. Life for the people of St. Helena will change forever Saturday when the first regular commercial flight from the outside world touches down on the remote island’s windswept new runway. The British island of just […]

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St. Helena’s isolation to end as air link opens

5:39 am
St. Helena’s isolation to end as air link opens

Jamestown, the capital of Saint Helena is where the British sent Napoleon into exilein 1815. Life for the people of St. Helena will change forever Saturday when the first regular commercial flight from the outside world touches down on the remote island’s windswept new runway. The British island of just […]

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South Africa court upholds reinstatement of corruption charges against Jacob Zuma

October 13, 2017 2:17 pm
South Africa court upholds reinstatement of corruption charges against Jacob Zuma

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma (photo by AFP) South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma had lodged a challenge at the court in Bloemfontein after a lower […]

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Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to homeland

August 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to homeland

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwean first lady has returned to homeland after the South African government granted her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrived […]

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South Africa’s opposition demands arrest of Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe

August 18, 2017 10:30 pm
South Africa’s opposition demands arrest of Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe

This file photo taken on June 2, 2017 shows Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe addresses the crowd at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is a “massive flight risk” and must be arrested over allegations that she attacked a model in Johannesburg, South Africa’s […]

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South Africa’s opposition party in parliament moves to dissolve the national assembly

August 10, 2017 10:30 pm
South Africa’s opposition party in parliament moves to dissolve the national assembly

Parliamentary officials prepare the chamber prior to an unsuccessful vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma on August 8, 2017 in the South African National Assembly in Cape Town. (Photo by AFP) South Africa’s opposition party in parliament has submitted a motion to dissolve the national assembly and hold fresh […]

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South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote in parliament

August 8, 2017 10:30 pm
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote in parliament

South African President Jacob Zuma arrives to deliver the speech for 2017’s State Of the Nation Address(SONA), on February 9, 2017, at the Parliament in Cape Town. (Photo by AFP) South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence motion against him in parliament on Tuesday by garnering 198 votes to […]

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Mandla Mandela urges Israeli envoy’s expulsion from South Africa, cutting off of all ties

August 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Mandla Mandela urges Israeli envoy’s expulsion from South Africa, cutting off of all ties

Mandla Mandela, grandson of late South African President Nelson Mandela and a member of parliament for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) The grandson of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela, has called on South Africa’s government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Pretoria and sever all diplomatic and […]

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Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch releases South African hostage

August 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch releases South African hostage

This file photo taken on June 23, 2015 is an image grab taken from an undated video released by Al-Andalus Media Production/Shara Branch, a media branch for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), allegedly showing hostages Johan Gustafsson (L) of Sweden and Stephen Malcolm McGown of South Africa, who were […]

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International Criminal Court to rule on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

July 6, 2017 4:31 pm
International Criminal Court to rule on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir watches the joint Sudan and Saudi Arabia air force drill at the Marwa air base, near Meroe, some 350 kilometers north of Khartoum, April 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will rule on Thursday on whether South Africa violated ICC […]

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Four killed, 10,000 evacuated as fire rages on in South Africa

June 8, 2017 10:10 pm
Four killed, 10,000 evacuated as fire rages on in South Africa

Fires burn houses in the coastal town of Plettenburg Bay, South Africa, on June 8, 2017. (Photo by AP) Fires fanned by high winds have swept through a scenic coastal town in South Africa, killing four people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of up to 10,000 people, authorities and […]

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Nigeria loses fresh $30b ICT investment to South Africa

May 23, 2017 9:26 am
Nigeria loses fresh $30b ICT investment to South Africa

ATCON President, Olusola Teniola, said the cloud computing market is a fast growing one within the ICT sector, and that South Africa infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa is more mature and advanced in terms of capacity build and running operating costs. . Stakeholders call for improved power generation The combination of […]

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President Jacob Zuma describes protests in South Africa as ‘racist’

April 10, 2017 2:54 pm
President Jacob Zuma describes protests in South Africa as ‘racist’

Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma outside the union building in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 7, 2017. (Photo by AP) South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday described last week’s protests demanding that he resign as racist, as he fought back against the criticism that has threatened […]

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South Africans hold nationwide protests against Jacob Zuma

April 7, 2017 12:20 pm
South Africans hold nationwide protests against Jacob Zuma

Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma outside the union building in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 7, 2017. (Photo by AP) Thousands marched through major South African cities Friday demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after his sacking of the popular finance minister fueled widespread public anger. […]

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South African President Jacob Zuma reshuffles government, sparks controversy

March 31, 2017 5:30 pm
South African President Jacob Zuma reshuffles government, sparks controversy

South African President Jacob Zuma (photo by AFP) South Africa’s president fired his respected finance minister early Friday in a move that spooked investors this week and has sent the country’s currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma’s replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 […]

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South African President Jacob Zuma reshuffles government, sparks controversy

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South African President Jacob Zuma reshuffles government, sparks controversy

South African President Jacob Zuma (photo by AFP) South Africa’s president fired his respected finance minister early Friday in a move that spooked investors this week and has sent the country’s currency tumbling.President Jacob Zuma’s replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of […]

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Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Ndileka Mandela turns her back on South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC)

March 20, 2017 8:00 am
Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Ndileka Mandela turns her back on South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC)

South African President Jacob Zuma. Photo / AP Nelson Mandela’s eldest granddaughter has said she will no longer vote for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), claiming the party no longer holds the values for which her grandfather fought. Ndileka Mandela, 52, a nurse who runs a Mandela family […]

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Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Ndileka Mandela turns her back on South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)

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Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Ndileka Mandela turns her back on South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)

South African President Jacob Zuma. Photo / AP Nelson Mandela’s eldest granddaughter has said she will no longer vote for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), claiming the party no longer holds the values for which her grandfather fought. Ndileka Mandela, 52, a nurse who runs a Mandela family […]

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