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S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said Sunday. Fikile Mbalula made the announcement days after South Africa issued an arrest warrant for one of the brothers …

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Woman 38, pays billions to marry young man

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A newly married Chinese couple has been making waves on the internet for their unorthodox match- she is a wealthy 38-year-old mother of one, and he is a 23-year-old whose mother is only a year older than his bride. The woman apparently fell pregnant …

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African Union head calls China spying report ‘lies’

Beijing, China | AFP | The African Union’s chairman dismissed during a visit to Beijing on Thursday a French newspaper report alleging that China had spied on the continental body as “lies” intended to derail cooperation. The report published by Le Monde in January claimed technicians at the AU’s Chinese-built …

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THIS WEEK: AU rocked by China spying allegations

THIS WEEK: AU rocked by China spying allegations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Union has been rocked by allegations that China bugged the building that houses the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The headquarters were built by China and opened in 2012. A French …

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Tillerson: China, Russia roles in Americas ‘alarming’

Austin, United States | AFP | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Thursday that China and Russia are assuming “alarming” roles in Latin America and urged regional powers to work with the United States instead. “Latin America doesn’t need new imperial powers that seek only to benefit their own people,” Tillerson …

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British PM says she is ‘not a quitter’: reports

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May batted away critics of her leadership on Wednesday, saying she was “not a quitter”, according to media reports. May is under pressure from across her Conservative party over her Brexit strategy and her domestic policy programme, with one veteran …

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