Wednesday, May 22, 2024

MPLA wins over half of claimed votes in Angola

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The National Electoral Commission (CNE) approved the minutes of the final results of the elections in a meeting that took place in the early...

MPLA wins general elections with 51.07 percent of the vote. UNITA wins 44.05 percent

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The provisional results were released this Thursday by the spokesman for the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Lucas Quilundo, at a time when 97.3 percent...

Angola’s MPLA Takes Commanding Lead in Provisional Vote Count

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The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, held a commanding lead with 60.65% of the votes in initial provisional results...

Angolans to vote in tight race that could affect pro-Russia ties

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Angolans will vote on Wednesday in a tight race in which the main opposition coalition has its best-ever chance of victory, as millions of...

SA opposition seeks to oust Ramaphosa over farm scandal

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South African opposition parties say they will apply for a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa over allegations of kidnapping and money...

Ex-South African leader Zuma’s corruption trial postponed for 3rd time this year

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The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma was postponed yet again on Monday, the latest in a seemingly endless series of...

Methanol found in blood of South Africa tavern victims

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The toxic chemical methanol has been identified as a possible cause of the deaths of 21 teenagers at a bar in the South African...

Zimbabwe to issue gold coins as legal tender

Zimbabwe’s central bank says it will start selling gold coins later this month as a way to protect people against spiralling inflation. Central Bank Governor...

South Africa defends plan to send 178 000 Zimbabweans back home

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South Africa’s government defended its plan to end special permits that allow more than 178,000 Zimbabweans to live and work in the country and...

South Africa ramps up power cuts

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South Africa's scheduled power cuts are being increased to up to six hours a day to avoid catastrophic grid collapse. The main power company Eskom...

South Africa: At least 22 young people die in party to celebrate end of...

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At least 22 teenagers, the youngest possibly just 13, died at the weekend after a night out at a township tavern in South Africa,...

Final report into corruption under South Africa’s Zuma released

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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday (June 22)  received the last of a series of damning reports from a four-year investigation into state...

Furor Over a Theft Bedevils Africa’s Oldest Political Movement

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The party that has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994 is being buffeted by a scandal implicating its leader, President...

Ramaphosa Suspends Graft Ombudsman Who Faces Impeachment Process

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday suspended the country’s top corruption watchdog as parliament prepares long-delayed impeachment hearings against her. Busisiwe Mkhwebane was made...

South Africa to File Gupta Extradition Request Within 60 Days

South Africa’s government plans to file a request with the United Arab Emirates for the extradition of two fugitive businessmen wanted on charges of...

Gupta Brothers Accused of Defrauding South Africa Arrested in UAE

Two wealthy Indian-born business brothers who were allegedly at the centre of a massive web of state corruption in South Africa have been arrested in Dubai,...

Ramaphosa pleads innocence as SA police probe robbery

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said money that was stolen from his game farm was obtained legitimately, amid a police investigation into the robbery. The...

Russian Investors Quit Zimbabwe Platinum Project

Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum project, struggling to get off the ground for the past two years has a new challenge. A major stake held by...

Russia stake in biggest Zimbabwe platinum project deters backers

Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum project, struggling to get off the ground for the past two years has a new challenge. A major stake held by...

Ramaphosa confirms farm theft but denies Fraser’s criminality claims

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has debunked allegations of kidnapping and corruption levelled against him by the country’s former spy chief, Arthur Fraser. "there is...