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S.African in court over alleged plot to kill politicians

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

An unemployed South African man appeared in court Friday charged with conspiracy to commit murder in a mysterious alleged plot to assassinate 19 politicians and other prominent figures.Local media said...

Sacked South Africa finance minister warns of ANC meltdown

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, who was dramatically fired by President Jacob Zuma, has warned that the ruling ANC party could lose power in the next election.Gordhan -- widely...

Anti-Zuma rally as S.Africa honours 1994 election

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa on Thursday marked 23 years since its first post-apartheid election with some protesters calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign after numerous corruption scandals.At his address to commemorate...

Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

A South African court on Wednesday halted the government's accords with several countries to develop new nuclear power stations, a victory for NGOs and other critics of the plan.The High Court in Cape...

S.African pleads not guilty to slaying his wealthy family

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old son of a wealthy family pleaded not guilty Monday to slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack.The trial, which opened in Cape...

S.Africa VP urges probe into state corruption claims

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called Sunday for an independent probe into suspected corruption in the upper echelons of power."We must be honest and brave enough to confront state capture,"...

S.African faces trial over axe slaying of his wealthy family

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old scion of a wealthy family goes on trial in Cape Town on Monday, accused of slaughtering his family in a frenzied axe attack.The case has also made...

South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

21 April 2017 | 0 comments

At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, emergency services said, with many trapped inside the burning vehicle.The minibus collided with a...

Zuma, Mandela rape painting stirs outrage in S.Africa

21 April 2017 | 0 comments

A painting by a South African artist showing President Jacob Zuma raping the late Nelson Mandela has caused outrage in the country, with the ruling party Friday describing it as "grotesque".The piece...

New S.African alliance calls for Zuma's exit

20 April 2017 | 0 comments

South African opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists on Thursday launched a new alliance to try to force President Jacob Zuma to step down.Called the Freedom Movement and backed...

South Africa court drops case against penguin thieves

19 April 2017 | 0 comments

A court in South Africa Wednesday dropped the case against two students who freed a penguin from a marine park and released it into the sea as protest against animal captivity.Adrian Donian, 22, and Emile...

IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday forecast 2.6 percent growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year, aided by a modest recovery in large economies South Africa, Nigeria and Angola."Growth is projected...

South Africa gives asylum to Congolese pastor: lawyer

17 April 2017 | 0 comments

Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo, wanted in his homeland for alleged involvement in violence more than three years ago, has obtained asylum in South Africa, his spokesman said Monday."He has...

Rival S.African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

12 April 2017 | 0 comments

Rival South African opposition parties joined forces on Wednesday when tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the capital Pretoria calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign.The march to Union...

S.Africa's ex-leader wades into Zuma no-confidence vote

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's ex-leader Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday waded into a no-confidence debate against President Jacob Zuma, urging lawmakers to set aside political affiliation during next week's vote.A parliamentary...



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