Southern Africa

Former president Jacob Zuma defies the court order

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South African ex-president Jacob Zuma said he will no longer appear before a commission investigating corruption during his presidency, defying last week’s order by the Constitutional Court. The scandal revolves around allegations that the wealthy Gupta family, who are close friends of the former president, used their relationship to unfairly …

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South Africa: Millions spent on illegal spy operations for Jacob Zuma

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South Africa’s spy agency has been accused of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on illegal undercover operations to protect former President Jacob Zuma from corruption investigations. The allegations, made by whistle-blowers at a corruption inquiry, include attempts to influence judges and newspapers. The allegations are staggering. Two whistle-blowers, and …

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Covid-19: extension of lockdown in Zimbabwe ‘to save lives’

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After the 30 days lockdown which has started on January 5, Zimbabwean authorities have extended the lockdown by another two weeks, until 15 February in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who is acting health minister, made the announcement on national television: “The president …

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South African ex-ruler Jacob Zuma ordered to appear before corruption inquiry panel

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South Africa’s constitutional court has ruled that the former president Jacob Zuma must appear before a judicial panel investigating alleged corruption during his time in office. The court determined that he did not have the right to remain silent before the commission. Read more: Covid-19: German authorities ban travels from …

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Cyril Ramaphosa disagrees with rich nations attitude in the supply of Covid-19 vaccines

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The South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has condemned so-called vaccine nationalism by the world’s wealthiest countries. Addressing the World Economic Forum online, he said some governments had ordered far more coronavirus vaccines than they needed. Without naming any countries, he appealed to them to release surplus stocks so that others …

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