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Granny started running at 78

Johannesburg, — Deirdre Larkin never had record-breaking ambitions. Born with a missing vertebra, the music teacher only took up running when she was 78-years-old. But once her feet hit the ground th...
George Weah

Weah takes early lead in Liberia poll

MONROVIA. — Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia’s election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results of the vote to succeed Africa’s ...
Jacob Zuma

Court okays Zuma prosecution

Johannesburg. – South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma had...
Zambia

Zambian villagers to sue multinational

LONDON. – Nearly 2 000 Zambian villagers have won the right to sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts in a ruling that could lead to other multinationals being pursued in London for their ...
2010 General Election Polling Day

No DRC poll till 2019

Kinshasa. – The election to pick DRC’s next president will not happen before early 2019, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, a delay that raises fresh security worries in the vast Afric...
George Weah

Liberians await delayed results

Monrovia. — Liberia yesterday awaited the delayed announcement of the outcome of presidential elections as international observers called for the results to be released promptly to avoid stoking tens...
Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya vote in balance as crisis deepens

NAIROBI. – Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis yesterday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his ...
Edgar Lungu

Zambia emergency powers decree expires

LUSAKA. – Emergency powers invoked by Zambian President Edgar Lungu three months ago were set to expire with effect from midnight yesterday, the nation’s justice minister said. Lungu on July 5 ...
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Vote-counting continues in Liberia

Monrovia. – Vote-counting continued across Liberia yesterday following presidential elections that are likely to go to a run-off, with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say. E...
Jacob Zuma

Zuma refutes poisoning claims

CAPE TOWN. - President Jacob Zuma is not aware of any threats on his life from poisoning due to his stance on radical economic transformation or because of South Africa’s decision to join Brics, afte...