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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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Tanzanian President, Magufuli, slashes own salary

John Magufuli Tanzanian President

 *To $4,000/month — lower than top govt officials’ John Magufuli, Tanzanian President, has readjusted his monthly earnings to 9 million Tanzanian shillings ($4,000), making him one of the lowest paid African leaders as he pursues a much-criticised policy of deep public spending cuts, according to Reuters. In a speech to …

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Africa’s top 100 youths: Wizkid, Davido, Gyan in

2017 Most Influential Youths in Africa

*2017 Most influential young Africans list announced In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards, has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent …

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Roshi Motman receives corporate women leaders award

Tigo Ghana Roshi Motman receiving her award

*WomanRising delivers top 50 women leaders award WomanRising, in its pursuit of honouring women entrepreneurs and professionals, has presented a Certificate of Honour to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman, as one of the 2016 Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana. Roshi Motman, who has …

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Protests in Nairobi as Uhuru Kenyatta is confirmed as Kenyan president

President Uhuru Kenyatta making a plea for peace on Monday

*Opposition: Let’s build our country together Gunshots sounded through the streets of Nairobi and properties were set alight after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victor in Kenya’s fiercely-contested presidential elections that the opposition claims was riddled with irregularities. Mr Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party, who was vying for a second and final term, …

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African Development Bank (AfDB) DG collapses in her office, dies

Dr Tonia Kandiero African Development Bank (AfDB) Director General

*She complained of ‘health issues’ before her death African Development Bank (AfDB) Director-General for Southern Africa, Dr Tonia Kandiero, has died after collapsing in her office in Pretoria, South Africa. African Development Bank Malawi’s Benson Nkhoma, who confirmed her death said AfDB was still investigating the cause of death, but she had …

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South African President, Jacob Zuma, whisked out of May Day rally

Protest against Zuma at the May Day rally

*Wants his former wife to succeed him South African President Jacob Zuma made a hasty exit from a May Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday after the crowd of workers that he was due to address became rowdy, with some booing and chanting slogans against him. The labour federation, Cosatu, …

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“I am unashamedly encouraging mass mobilisation” – Pravin Gordhan

President Jacob Zuma laughs at Pravin Gordhan

*Strengthen the ANC and our democratic path Axed finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, proved himself the darling of the Ahmed Kathrada memorial in Johannesburg last Saturday, with his self-deprecating humour as well as scathing remarks about the current state of the government and a call to fight corruption within the ANC …

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