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Pistorius hospitalised after ‘fall in prison’

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has returned to his prison cell in South Africa’s capital after being treated at hospital for injuries sustained in a fall, prison officials told AFP Sunday. “He had to be detained Saturday afternoon at the hospital after falling off …

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ANC suffers major setback in S.Africa local polls

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s local elections delivered a sharp setback to the African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday, as partial results showed falling support for the party that ended apartheid. With about 80 percent of the vote counted, the ANC was ahead nationwide but it recorded …

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DRC’s Kabila in Uganda for meeting with Museveni

Joseph Kabila is in Uganda today for a summit with President Yoweri Museveni, government spokesman Ofwono Opondo has confirmed. The meeting, that is expected to have security in the region on the agenda, is being held at Mweya Safari Lodge in western Uganda. While no details have been provided, the …

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Burundi rejects deployment of 228 UN police

Burundi’s government has rejected the deployment of 228 UN police to the troubled African nation, saying a French-led UN resolution authorising the force was made without its consent. The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to deploy the force in its strongest move to date to try to end more …

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ANC under pressure in S.Africa local elections

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africans vote Wednesday in closely contested municipal elections that could deal a heavy blow to the African National Congress (ANC) that has ruled since leading the struggle to end apartheid. Nelson Mandela’s former party risks losing control of key cities including the capital …

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