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Nigeria’s Buhari urges protection for foreigners in S.Africa summit

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa’s leading economies. Buhari and his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa went into long-planned talks aimed …

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Nigeria’s Buhari visits S.Africa after xenophobic violence

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari heads to South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet Thursday to discuss bolstering trade …

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Mugabe’s body heads back to divided Zimbabwe for burial

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, was flown out of Singapore Wednesday, heading home for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin. Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to …

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa misled parliament: ethics watchdog

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ethics watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament last year over a 500,000 rand ($36,000) donation to his campaign fund from a company facing extensive corruption allegations. The country’s ombudswoman Busisiwe Mkhwebane, said her investigations had shown that the president gave …

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S.African president admits economy ‘extremely weak’

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday described the country’s economic outlook as “extremely weak” as he vowed to speed up emergency funding for the debt-laden Eskom state power supplier. Ramaphosa delivered a downbeat economic assessment in his first state-of-the-nation address since the ruling …

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South Africa: The five labours of Cyril Ramaphosa

  Pretoria, South Africa | AFP |  Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces herculean tasks after he gets down to work after Saturday’s inauguration. They include: – Fixing the economy – South Africa has the most advanced infrastructure in the continent, but its commodities-dependent economy has been in a …

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