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South Africa’s opposition launches campaign ahead of next year vote
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South Africa’s opposition launches campaign ahead of next year vote

DA (Democratic Alliance) leader Mmusi Maimane greets supporters as he arrives at a rally in Johannesburg, on September 22, 2018 for the launch of the electoral campaign ahead of South Africa's presidential election in 2019. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) […]

South Africa’s Cape Town eases water rationing
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South Africa’s Cape Town eases water rationing

Children are seen near a puddle of water after heavy rains in drought-hit Cape Town, South Africa, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham South Africa’s second city Cape Town, battling its worst drought in 100 years, announced Monday that it would ease severe water rationing after significant rains in the region. […]

Nigeria sink Seychelles to revive Cup of Nations bid
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Nigeria sink Seychelles to revive Cup of Nations bid

Chidozie Awaziem of Super Eagles, Nigeria Nigeria bounced back into contention in the qualifying tournament for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday with a 3-0 win in the Seychelles. It was their first victory in the group after they lost their opening game 2-0 to South Africa last […]

South Africa slips into recession, against forecasts
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South Africa slips into recession, against forecasts

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at a joint press conference during the Forum On China-Africa Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Lintao Zhang South Africa’s economy tipped into recession as it shrunk 0.7 percent in […]

‘Victory in South Africa reignites hope for Nigerian cricket’
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‘Victory in South Africa reignites hope for Nigerian cricket’

Cricket Where will Nigerian cricket be 10 years from now? Will the recent continental victory in the U-19 category lead to the renaissance of a sport that was once as popular as football in the country? These are some of the questions officials of the Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) are […]

South Africa drops Zuma’s nuclear expansion dreams
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South Africa drops Zuma’s nuclear expansion dreams

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former […]

NRFF appoints South African coach for Stallions as 30 players enter camp
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NRFF appoints South African coach for Stallions as 30 players enter camp

NRFF President, Kelechukwu Mbagwu. The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has appointed Bronson Weir from Cape Town, South Africa as the new coach of the country’s men’s national team, the Black Stallions. According to the federation, Weir would be in charge of the Black Stallions’ international warm up game against Niger […]

MTN divests from Europe, targets more investments in Africa
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MTN divests from Europe, targets more investments in Africa

MTN Nigeria CEO, Ferdie Moolman To consolidate its hold on the African market, South Africa’s mobile telecommunications firm, MTN is divesting from Europe.   With operations in 22 countries in Africa, and the Middle East, the firm announced recently the sale of its Cyprus unit for $305million to Monaco Telecom. […]

Zuma corruption case postponed until end November
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Zuma corruption case postponed until end November

Former South African president Jacob Zuma addresses supporters outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of Pietermaritzburg on July 27, 2018 following his hearing over 16 corruption charges. He is charged with 16 counts that include fraud‚ corruption and racketeering. These charges relate to 783 payments which he allegedly received as a […]

Turkey’s Erdogan to go on new Africa trip, attend BRICS summit
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Turkey’s Erdogan to go on new Africa trip, attend BRICS summit

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at a ceremony site on "July 15 Martyrs Bridge" (Bosphorus Bridge) in Istanbul on July 15, 2018.<br />Turkey is marking two years since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his […]

South African police officers to appear in court for allegedly killing Nigerian
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South African police officers to appear in court for allegedly killing Nigerian

PHOTO: Reuters The Nigerian Mission in South Africa has announced yesterday that police officers implicated in the alleged murder of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus, would be charged to court soon. Badmus, 25, who was murdered in 2017, was among no fewer than 120 Nigerians, mainly young people, killed in South […]

100 years since his birth, South Africa pays tribute to Mandela
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100 years since his birth, South Africa pays tribute to Mandela

South African cricket team captain Faf du Plessis (C) poses with school children and teammates at a ceremony to mark the 100th birth anniversary of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and statesman Nelson Mandela at the Independence Memorial Hall in Colombo on July 18, 2018. South Africa is touring Sri Lanka […]

Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela’s birth
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Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela’s birth

A person walks past a banner depicting former South African leader Nelson Mandela (L) and former US president Barack Obama outside the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on July 17, 2018, where Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela […]

Zuma’s son charged with culpable homicide over crash
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Zuma’s son charged with culpable homicide over crash

Duduzane Zuma, son of former South African President Jacob Zuma, appears at the Randburg Magistrates Court on July 12, 2018, in Johannesburg. After appearing in court on July 12, 2018, the case against Duduzane Zuma, was postponed to August 23, 2018. Zuma appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court to face […]