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ANC to negotiate exit of Zuma from Govt

President Cyril Ramaphosa...to negotiate exit of Zuma. Picture: Simphiwe NKwali/ Sunday Times

*State of the nation address next month African National Congress (ANC) president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has scored significant victories at the party’s national executive committee meeting, with a decision to negotiate President Jacob Zuma’s departure and his supporters dominating the newly elected national working committee. The ANC NEC has resolved to …

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Grace Mugabe’s degree under investigation

Grace Mugabe

*Her degree never passed through due process Academics at the University of Zimbabwe have petitioned the anti-corruption commission to investigate the “suspicious” way in which former first lady, Grace Mugabe, was awarded a doctorate four years ago. The academics from the university’s sociology department say they were “shocked” when Grace …

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George Weah elected Liberian president

George Opong Weah Liberian President

*Won 62% of votes cast Former Chelsea, Manchester City and AC Milan striker George Weah is the next president of Liberia. George Weah was announced the winner on Thursday of Liberia’s presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in decades following two devastating …

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Liberia election: Voting ends, counting on

Boakai and George Opong Weah

*Results to be announced in due course *This is a historic landmark for our country Voting has ended and vote counting has begun in Liberia in the run-off presidential election between sitting Vice-President Joseph Boakai and former international footballer George Weah. Mr Weah, 51, won the first round, but did …

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Opong Weah favoured in Liberian Presidential run-off

George Opong Weah...favoured to win election

*Jonathan to monitor election, pleads contestants to accept results former World footballer of the Year, George Opong Weah of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is favoured to win the Liberian Presidential run-off election billed for Tuesday in the tiny west African nation. Opong Weah is running off against …

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2017 Africa Youth Awards: Shortlisted nominees named 

Africa Youth Awards

*140 persons from 25 nations listed Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s most coveted awards for young achievers and change makers have announced over 140 young Africans and organisations from 25 countries as finalists for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards. Launched in 2014 and currently in its 4th Edition, the awards …

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Zimbabwe: Crocodile replaces Robert Mugabe

Emmerson 'Crocodile' Mnangagwa

*God removed him after 37 years in office *This is our second liberation Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him. The speaker of the Parliament, Jacob …

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Zanu-PF sacks President Robert Mugabe

Robert and Grace Mugabe...ZANU-PF sacks them

*Appoints sacked VP as new leader Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader, officials say. Zanu-PF has instead appointed ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the …

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Corruption: Zuma to face charges – Supreme Court

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma...to face corruption charges

*783 charges preferred against him South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms …

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