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Buhari mourns Winnie Mandela: Africa has lost a courageous woman

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the passing away of South-African anti-apartheid icon, Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa of a courageous woman. The President noted that she was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance who held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination …

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President Jacob Zuma finally resigns

Jacob Zuma on Wednesday announced his resignation as the president of South Africa in a televised address to the nation after being under pressure to quit before the official end of his term in mid-2019. Zuma, 75, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption. His …

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South Africa’s ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday

South Africa’s ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. Zuma, breaking his silence, told the state broadcaster that his treatment was “unfair.” African National Congress leaders …

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Jacob Zuma’s five biggest career scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma’s battle to stay in office despite the ruling ANC party reportedly asking him to step down is the latest in a long history of career controversies. Here are five of his biggest scandals: – Rape charges and HIV – Before taking office, Zuma was put …

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Police rescue two South-Africans held hostage by Kaduna kidnappers

The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have rescued two South-Africans who were kidnap at a mining site in Kaduna State. IRT commander, Abba Kyari, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that some members of the kidnap gang were also arrested. Mr. Kyari, an assistant commissioner …

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South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela is dead

Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and …

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