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Eskom chief resigns in graft scandal

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The head of South Africa’s state-owned power company Eskom has announced his resignation in a corruption scandal that has embroiled President Jacob Zuma. Brian Molefe became the first person to step down after a report released last week raised allegations of corrupt links between …

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US chicken come home to roost

THE LAST WORD: By Andrew M. Mwenda How Trump won not because he violated American values but because he upheld American vices This week, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to win the US presidency. This is especially intriguing because Trump had been vilified by America’s powerful weapons of mass propaganda; …

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Trump joins club of billionaire moguls elected to power

Paris, France | AFP |  Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and US president-elect whose worth Forbes estimates at $3.7 billion, joins an ultra-elite group of billionaire business tycoons who have come to power through the ballot box. Other political leaders who first made fortunes in businesses …

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At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | At least 25 soldiers died in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the divided Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said Monday. “We have lost 12 men and there are more than 10 wounded,” said Puntland commander Jumale …

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South Africa’s Malema in fresh call for land grab

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s defiant opposition leader Julius Malema made a fresh push on Monday for the seizure of white-owned land by blacks, despite charges against him over similar calls. Just after appearing in court over land grab claims he made in June, Malema again urged …

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