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Jacob Zuma

Zuma ‘In Good Health, Spirit’ At Nkandla Funeral

TimesLive KWAZULU-NATAL premier Sihle Zikalala has lauded the department of correctional services for allowing former president Jacob Zuma to attend his late brother’s funeral in Nkandla. Michael Zuma, 77, died on July 11 after battling an illness for almost seven years. His body arrived in a hearse at his KwaNxamalala home on Thursday morning and was

South African Court Grants Delay In Zuma’s Arms Deal Corruption Trial

Reuters A South African court granted former President Jacob Zuma’s request for a delay in his arms deal corruption trial on Tuesday, and adjourned proceedings for three weeks. Zuma this month started a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, a ruling that triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era. He is also

Africa Plots Post-Covid Economic Recovery

By Staff Reporter AFRICAN countries have agreed that the continent will need to institute far reaching state-level actions Africa are central in order to build forward better from the economic effects of the Covid 19 pandemic. This came out during deliberations on Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs), hosted by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Zuma supporters block the N3 at Peacevale, on the outskirts of Durban, as violence erupted over the jailing of the former presiden

Zuma Protests Spread to Joburg

TimesLIVE A POLICE officer was taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday with gunshot wounds after a violent mob turned on police officers who responded to looting in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Two other police officers were injured when they responded to reports that a group of people from Alexandra were targeting businesses and had

Jacob Zuma

Zuma Remain In Prison After Stay Of Arrest Application Fails

BusinessLIVE FORMER South Africa president Jacob Zuma has lost his bid in the Pietermaritzburg high court for a stay of the warrant of execution for his arrest. Zuma launched the application on Tuesday‚ a day before the deadline set by the Constitutional Court for the police to arrest him to begin serving 15 months in

SADC chair of Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi

Dialogue To Resolve eSwatini Conflict Promising: SADC

ANA THE proposal for an open national dialogue in eSwatini is highly welcomed as a way forward towards finding a long-lasting solution, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said on Tuesday. The chairperson of the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi, said a team of ministers will be sent

150 Students Missing After Gunmen Raid Nigerian School

Reuters ABOUT 150 students are missing after armed men raided a boarding school in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, a parent and an administrator said on Monday, and police said they were in hot pursuit alongside military personnel. The attack on the Bethel Baptist High School is the 10th mass school kidnapping since December in northwest Nigeria,

Babies, Nurses Abducted From Nigerian Hospital

BBC News GUNMEN have abducted babies, nurses and security guards from a hospital in north-west Nigeria, the police say. The exact number of those taken in the city of Zaria isn’t clear. Local bandits carried out simultaneous attacks on a police station and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre, before escaping into a forest. A

Dozens Dead As Canada’s Heatwave Shatters Records

BBC DOZENS of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records. Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions. They said the heat was a contributing factor in many cases. On Tuesday, Canada recorded

Ex-Minister Trevor Manuel

SA’s Former Finance Minister On Land Reform Targets

TimesLive Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is the latest prominent South African to question the push to amend section 25 of the constitution to provide for expropriation of land without compensation. Manuel argues that according to research, SA is well on its way to meeting its land reform targets set by the National Development Plan

Birtukan Mideksa

Ex-Political Prisoner In Charge Of Ethiopia’s Elections

BBC A FORMER political prisoner who went into exile in the US, Birtukan Mideksa is now centre-stage in Ethiopia as she oversees the country’s first parliamentary election since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018 on a pledge to end decades of authoritarian rule. Recommending Ms Birtukan, 47, to the all-important post of chairperson

Chinese Nationals Run From Court In Tanzania

BBC SIX Chinese nationals who ran out of a court in Tanzania after their economic sabotage charges were dropped have sparked reactions online. The charges were dropped after the director of prosecutions told the magistrate in a Dar es Salaam court that he had no intention of proceeding with the case, the privately owned Mwananchi

Kenneth Kaunda

Kenneth Kaunda Being Treated For Pneumonia

Reuters ZAMBIA’S former president Kenneth Kaunda, 97, is being treated for pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka, his office said on Tuesday. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991. He is among the continent’s few surviving liberation heroes. “He has had a

Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast Hopes To End 10 Years Of Rancour With Gbagbo’s Return

Reuters IVORY COAST is preparing for the return of former President Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday, a move that his supporters and the government hope will help ease tensions that have hung over the country since his arrest a decade ago. Supporters have been buying party memorabilia such as scarves, pouches and garments bearing Gbagbo’s image

President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s President Appoints 82 Ministers

Anadolu News Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni released a long-awaited list of new Cabinet ministers and ministers of state late Tuesday. Museveni surprised Ugandans by appointing women to the major key posts of vice president and prime minister. The list has come after the country has gone more than three weeks without a cabinet after Museveni