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Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma As South African President

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South African lawmakers on Thursday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party.Ramaphosa was elected without a vote after being the only candidate nominated in the parliament in Cape Town, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers.Read...

South Africa Without Zuma

3 days ago /

South Africans woke up to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, after the scandal-plagued head of state reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African national congress.

BREAKING: South African President, Zuma Resigns

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South African President , Jacob Zuma,  has resigned as leader of South Africa on Wednesday evening. During a televised address to the nation Zuma emphasised that "no leader should seek an easy way out simply because they could not face life at the end of their term without the perks that...

Israel PM, Netanyahu Accused Of Bribery

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Israel's Prime Minister,  Benjamin Netanyahu, has hit back after Police said he should be charged over alleged bribery cases. He called the allegations baseless saying he is certain the truth would be revealed. Despite criticism from a key member of his coalition, Netanyahu is insisting that his government is stable A Police statement said...

US To Press European Allies On Defence Spending

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U.S. Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, is hoping to press European allies to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach a...

South Africa Police Raid Home Of The Gupta

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South Africa’s elite Police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family as the investigation continue into the  so-called state capture . Three arrests have been made, including one of the Gupta brothers. Police say two other people are expected to hand themselves in. The Gupta family has been accused of...

US Adds More Zimbabweans To Sanction List

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Reports say the US has added more Zimbabweans to its sanctions list. Government sources reportedly told local media that the Foreign Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, was told two weeks ago that sanctions would be extended to more ministers at least until the general election. The newspaper says the sanctions are believed to include new...

Brazil Carnival: Sales Boom In Rio As Nigerians Shop For Souvenirs

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The economy of Rio de Janerio, the headqaurters of the world carnival in Brazil is receiving a boost as visitors from all over the world converged on the city to watch the 2018 Rio event. Among the visitors are Nigerians from Cross River State, who joined others from across the globe to shop...

Somalia: Government Troops Vs Al-Shabab

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Somalia's president has said his country is now ready to defeat Al-Shabab militants.

ANC Asks Zuma To Resign

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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Haiti Condemns Oxfam Over Scandal

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The president of Haiti has strongly condemned UK charity Oxfam, after it emerged its staff hired prostitutes while delivering aid in 2011.

South Korea Jails Former President’s Friend For Corruption

5 days ago /

A South Korean court has sentenced Choi Soon-Sil, a friend of former president park Geun-Hye, to 20 years in jail for corruption, influence peddling and abuse of power.

INTERPOL Wants Nigeria Join In Global Fight Against Crime

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 The Secretary General of the International  Police Organisation (INTERPOL),  Jurgen Stock, says Nigeria needs to be a part of a globally integrated fight against crime. The INTERPOL Chief made the call in Abuja during a courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau. Stock acknowledged the existence of a global network of...

Zuma’s Fate Hangs In The Balance

6 days ago /

Leaders of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, ANC Party,  are to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma as the National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down. ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa,  acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing "disunity and discord". Zuma, 75,...

Russia Saratov Crash: Investigators Comb Crash Site Near Moscow

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Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow for clues why a passenger plane crashed.All 65 passengers and six crew were killed when the Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after taking off from Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon.Officials say they are considering weather conditions, human error and technical failure...

Russia Jet Crash Kills 71

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A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals. A report said the Saratov Airlines an-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing. The report also said that the jet...

Harvey Weinstein: New York State Sues Weinstein Company

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New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.The film producer is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensual sex.The lawsuit alleges Mr Weinstein abused female employees and made verbal threats to...

Pence Skips Olympic Dinner With N Koreans In Pyeongchang

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US Vice-President, Mike Pence, has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam. Mr Pence briefly encountered Mr Kim but they tried to avoid directly facing each other, Yonhap news agency reports. Meanwhile, South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, has...

No Prospect Of Talks Between U.S. And North Korea At Olympic Games

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North Korea says it has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the winter Olympics that start in south Korea on Friday, dampening hopes the games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

Gambia Rejoins The Commonwealth

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The Gambia is rejoining the commonwealth, almost five years after it withdrew under the rule of ousted President Yahya Jammeh who branded it a "neo-colonial institution”.


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