Jacob Zuma

Zuma asks court to set aside report

JOHANNESBURG. – South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday asked the High Court to set aside a report by the anti-corruption watchdog on alleged influence-peddling in his government, saying h...
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s Buhari to expand cabinet

ABUJA. – Nigeria’s cabinet will be expanded to bring in “more people and fresh ideas, for the ultimate benefit of the people of Nigeria”, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. Government o...
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23 Niger police reported hurt in demo

NIAMEY. – Twenty-three police were hurt and a police station was set on fire in demonstrations against financial reforms late Sunday in the Niger capital of Niamey, the interior minister and pr...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi becomes first to quit ICC

BUJUMBURA. — Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesperson confirmed that the pullout was to take effect yesterday, a year after the Eas...
Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson

‘Coffin case’ farmers sentenced to jail

JOHANNESBURG. — The two farmers found guilty of kidnapping, assault and intent to do grievous bodily harm after shoving a man in a coffin and threatening to set him on fire have been sent to prison. ...
David Maraga

Kenya’s Chief Justice votes

NAIROBI. – Chief Justice David Maraga travelled to his rural home in Nyamira County where he cast his vote in the repeat presidential election. Mr Maraga, accompanied by his wife arrived at Bos...
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UCT suspends all classes over protests

CAPE TOWN. – The University of Cape Town (UCT) has suspended all academic activity at the institution yesterday and today, following a week of student protests. The university said the decision follo...