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S.Africa’s Zuma starts court bid to block graft report

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma launched his court bid Tuesday to block the publication of a potentially explosive report that resulted from a probe of his ties to a powerful family of Indian businessmen. The report investigated allegations that Zuma allowed the Gupta family …

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ICC, UN urges dialogue with African nations set to quit

UN chief hopes South Africa will reconsider ICC withdrawal Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  The International Criminal Court on Monday urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi’s announced departures would not take place for at least year. “Today more …

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MTN denies illegal transfer of $14 bn from Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | South Africa’s MTN has denied it illegally transferred $13.9 billion from Nigeria in the latest scandal to hit the telecom firm in its largest market in the continent. The Johannesburg-based firm is facing a parliamentary probe over accusations it connived with senior Nigerian officials to …

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At 85, Tutu says wants choice of assisted death

Le Cap, South Africa | AFP | South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday saying he would like to be allowed the option of dignified assisted death. “Today, I myself am even closer to the departures hall than arrivals, so to …

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